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" 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. "
The Works of William Cowper: Table talk. The task. Tirocinium; or, A review ... - Page 497
by William Cowper - 1835
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Past Event and Present Salvation: The Christian Idea of Atonement

Paul S. Fiddes - Religion - 1989 - 243 pages
...laments in one of his frequent bouts of depression, 'Where is the blessedness I knew?' and pleads: Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest!...that made thee mourn And drove thee from my breast. A further reason for the sense of desertion in suffering is no doubt the failure of expectations that...
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A Dictionary of Literary Devices: Gradus, A-Z

Bernard Marie Dupriez - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 545 pages
...190); and accumulations* of superlatives or of such excluding expressions as 'only' or 'the only.' Ex: The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...to tear it from Thy throne, And worship only thee. W. Cowper, Onley Hymns, 1 The ultimate expedient is to denounce the inadequacy of language. Ex: Through...
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God, Creation, and Revelation: A Neo-evangelical Theology, Volume 1

Paul King Jewett, Marguerite Shuster - Religion - 1991 - 535 pages
...stone, therefore we can never be guilty of idolatry. Cowper was right in teaching the church to sing, The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...to tear it from thy throne, And worship only thee. Mammon is the god of many in our modern capitalist world, and many have said to mammon: "Deliver me,...
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Amazing Grace: Hymn Texts for Devotional Use

Bertus Frederick Polman, Marilyn Kay Stulken, James Rawlings Sydnor - Religion - 1994 - 310 pages
...soul-refreshing view Of Jesus and his word? Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest; 1 hate the sins that made thee mourn, And drove thee...purer light shall mark the road That leads me to the Lamb. 228 Be Thou My Vision Irish (c. 700) 10.10.9.10 Trans. Mary E. Byrne (1905) Vers. Eleanor Hull...
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Amazing Grace: Hymn Texts for Devotional Use

Bertus Frederick Polman, Marilyn Kay Stulken, James Rawlings Sydnor - Religion - 1994 - 310 pages
...soul-refreshing view Of Jesus and his word? Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest; 1 hate the sins that made thee mourn, And drove thee...purer light shall mark the road That leads me to the Lamb. Irish (c. 700) "" 10.10.9.10 Be Thou My Vision Trans. Mary E. Byrne (1905) Vers. Eleanor Hull...
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Lee's Adjutant: The Wartime Letters of Colonel Walter Herron Taylor, 1862-1865

Walter Herron Taylor, R. Lockwood Tower - History - 1995 - 343 pages
...case with me. Oh! for a closer walk with God! for that quiet contented spirit which I once enjoyed. Return, O Holy Dove, return Sweet Messenger of rest,...that made thee mourn, And drove thee from my breast. Join your prayers with mine, Bettie, that together we may pass thro life's scenes a mutual support...
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The One Year Book of Hymns

Robert K. Brown, Mark R. Norton, Randy Petersen, William J. Petersen - Religion - 1995 - 750 pages
...soul-refreshing view Of Jesus and His Word? Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest; 1 hate the sins that made Thee mourn And drove Thee from my breast. The dearest idol I have known. What e'er that idol be. Help me to tear it from Thy throne And worship only Thee. So shall my walk...
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Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart: How to Find Inner Peace

Wayne E. Oates - Religion - 1996 - 117 pages
...stuff of the life of faith of which William Cowper wrote in his hymn O for a Closer Walk with God: The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...purer light shall mark the road That leads me to the Lamb. QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION AND DISCUSSION Chapter One Silence for Survival and Hope 1. What does...
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Speak Silence: Rhetoric and Culture in Blake's Poetical Sketches

Mark L. Greenberg - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 221 pages
...once enjoy'd"; "I hate the sins that made thee mourn," he laments to the Holy Spirit, and concludes: The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...to tear it from thy throne, And worship only thee. 1 1 1 Black was the deed. most Black. The "deed" entails a dead dad. In Poetical Sketches the word...
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The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity

John F. A. Sawyer, John Frederick Adam Sawyer - Religion - 1996 - 281 pages
...interpretation of Isaiah 2:20 appears in a verse of William Cowper's famous hymn Ofor a closer walk with God: The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...Help me to tear it from thy throne, And worship only Thee.64 MofTatt, Handbook, pp. See below, pp. 1 64 CH 457; EH 445. MofTatt, Handbook, p. 156. lro^...
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