O FOR a closer walk with God,
1 O FOR a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame;
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!
2 Where is the blessedness I knew
When first I saw the Lord?
Where is that soul-refreshing view
Of Jesus and his word?
3 What peaceful hours I then enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But now I find an aching ...read
O FOR a heart to praise my God,
C.M. Psalm li. 10.
1 O FOR a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free!
A heart that always feels thy blood
So freely spilt for me!
2 A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
My great Redeemer's throne,
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone;
3 An humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean; ...read
O FOR a thousand tongues to sing
1 O FOR a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer's praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of his grace!
2 My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of thy name.
3 Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
'Tis music in th ...read
O FOR that tenderness of heart
C.M. 2 Kings xxii. 19, 20.
1 O FOR that tenderness of heart
Which bows before the Lord,
Acknowledging how just thou art,
And trembles at thy word!
O for those humble, contrite tears
Which from repentance flow,
That consciousness of guilt which fears
The long-suspended blow!
2 Saviour, to me in pity give
The sensible distress,
The pled ...read
O GLORIOUS hope of perfect love!
8s & 6s.
1 O GLORIOUS hope of perfect love!
It lifts me up to things above,
It bears on eagles' wings;
It gives my ravished soul a taste,
And makes me for some moments feast
With Jesu's priests and kings.
2 Rejoicing now in earnest hope,
I stand, and from the mountain-top
See all the land below;
Rivers of milk and honey rise,
And al ...read
O GOD my strength and fortitude
C.M. Psalm xviii.
1 O GOD my strength and fortitude
In truth I will love thee;
Thou art my castle and defence
In my necessity.
2 When I, beset with pain and grief,
Prayed to my God for grace;
Forthwith my God heard my complaint,
Out of his holy place.
3 The Lord descended from above,
And bowed the heavens high,
And underneath his f ...read
O GOD of all grace,
5 5 12. Romans v. 11.
1 O GOD of all grace,
Thy goodness we praise;
Thy Son thou hast given to die in our place.
2 He came from above
Our curse to remove,
He hath loved, he hath loved us, because he would love.
3 Love moved him to die,
And on this we rely,
He hath loved, he hath loved us, we cannot tell why.
4 But this we can tel ...read
O GOD of Bethel, by whose hand
C.M. Genesis xxviii. 20 - 22.
1 O GOD of Bethel, by whose hand
Thy people still are fed;
Who through this weary pilgrimage
Hast all our fathers led:
2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present
Before thy throne of grace;
God of our fathers, be the God
Of their succeeding race!
3 Through each perplexing path of life
Our wandering footste ...read
O GOD of GOD, in whom combine
6-8s. 2nd Metre. "God of God, Light of light."
1 O GOD of GOD, in whom combine
The heights and depths of love divine,
With thankful hearts to thee we sing!
To thee our longing souls aspire,
In fervent flames of strong desire;
Come, and thy sacred unction bring.
2 All things in earth, and air, and sea,
Exist, and live, and move in thee; ...read
O GOD of my salvation, hear,
6-8s. 2nd. metre
1 O GOD of my salvation, hear,
And help a sinner to draw near
With boldness to the throne of grace:
Help me thy benefits to sing,
And smile to see me feebly bring
My humble sacrifice of praise.
2 I cannot praise thee as I would;
But thou art merciful and good,
I know thou never wilt despise
The day of small and feeble ...read
O GOD of our forefathers, hear,
1 O GOD of our forefathers, hear,
And make thy faithful mercies known!
To thee through Jesus we draw near,
Thy suffering, well-beloved Son,
In whom thy smiling face we see,
In whom thou art well-pleased with me.
2 With solemn faith we offer up,
And spread before thy glorious eyes,
That only ground of all our hope,
That precious, ...read
O GOD of peace and pardoning love,
6-8s. Hebrews xiii. 20, 21.
1 O GOD of peace and pardoning love,
Whose bowels of compassion move
To every sinful child of man,
Jesus, our Shepherd great and good,
Who dying bought us with his blood,
Thou hast brought back to life again!
2 His blood to all our souls apply
(His blood alone can sanctify,
Which first did for our sins atone) ...read
O GOD! our help in ages past,
C.M. Psalm xc. 1-5
1 O GOD! our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:
2 Under the shadow of thy throne,
Still may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.
3 Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting ...read
O GOD, if thou art love indeed,
1 O GOD, if thou art love indeed,
Let it once more be proved in me,
That I thy mercy's praise may spread,
For every child of Adam free;
O let me now the gift embrace!
O let me now be saved by grace!
2 If all long-suffering thou hast shown
On me, that others may believe,
Now make thy loving-kindness known,
Now the all-conquering ...read
O GOD, my God, my all thou art!
L.M. Psalm lxiii.
1 O GOD, my God, my all thou art!
Ere shines the dawn of rising day,
Thy sovereign light within my heart,
Thy all-enlivening power display.
2 For thee my thirsty soul doth pant,
While in this desert land I live;
And hungry as I am, and faint,
Thy love alone can comfort give.
3 In a dry land, behold, I place
My whol ...read
O GOD, my hope, my heavenly rest,
6-8s. Exodus xxxiii. 18 - 23.
1 O GOD, my hope, my heavenly rest,
My all of happiness below,
Grant my importunate request,
To me, to me, thy goodness show;
Thy beatific face display,
The brightness of eternal day.
2 Before my faith's enlightened eyes
Make all thy gracious goodness pass;
Thy goodness is the sight I prize,
O might I see ...read
O GOD, the help of all thy saints,
C.M. Psalm x.
1 O GOD, the help of all thy saints,
Our hope in time of ill:
We trust thee, though thy face be hid,
And seek thy presence still.
2 Why should the men of pride and sin
Thy truth and power defy;
And boast, as if their evil way
Were hidden from thine eye?
3 Lord, thou hast seen; arise and save;
To thee our cause we bring ...read
O GOD, thou bottomless abyss!
L.M. The Attributes of God.
1 O GOD, thou bottomless abyss!
Thee to perfection who can know?
O height immense! What words suffice
Thy countless attributes to show?
Unfathomable depths thou art;
O plunge me in thy mercy's sea!
Void of true wisdom is my heart;
With love embrace and cover me:
While thee, all-infinite, I set
By faith before ...read
O GOD, thy righteousness we own,
1 O GOD, thy righteousness we own,
Judgment is at thy house begun
With humble awe thy rod we hear,
And guilty in thy sight appear,
We cannot in thy judgement stand,
But sink beneath thy mighty hand.
2 Our mouth as in the dust we lay,
And still for mercy, mercy, pray;
Unworthy to behold thy face,
Unfaithful stewards of thy grace, ...read
O GOD, to whom, in flesh revealed,
1 O GOD, to whom, in flesh revealed,
The helpless all for succour came,
The sick to be relieved and healed,
And found salvation in thy name;
2 With publicans and harlots, I,
In these thy Spirit's gospel-days,
To thee, the sinner's friend, draw nigh,
And humbly sue for saving grace.
3 Thou seest me helpless and distrest,