513t THE CHRISTIAN'S DESIRE (SACRED THRONE) (AVON) - Cooper
to the 1991 Revision version of this tune
to the Southern Harmony version of this tune
Oh, for a closer walk with God! A calm and heav'nly frame!
A light to shine upon the road that lead me to the Lamb.
I do believe with all my heart that Jesus died for me.
He died, the friend of sinners died, poor sinners, now rejoice.
Where is the blessedness I knew when first I saw the Lord?
Where is the soul refreshing view of Jesus and His word.
What peaceful hours I then enjoyed! How sweet their memory still!
But now I find an aching void, the world can never fill.
So shall my walk be close with God, calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road that leads me to the Lamb.