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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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Exodus

J. Gerald Janzen - Religion - 1997 - 275 pages
...of William Cowper's hymn "O for a Closer Walk with God" are still integral to contemporary worship: "The dearest idol I have known, / Whate'er that idol...tear it from thy throne, / And worship only thee." Second Commandment (w. 4-6) This commandment comes in two parts (the double "you shall not"), which...
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Jane Austen: Illusion and Reality

Christopher Brooke, Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 224 pages
...ignorance of the Olney Hymns. What she read, indeed, may not have appeared peculiarly Evangelical to her. The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...purer light shall mark the road That leads me to the Lamb. Cowper's frame was commonly far from serene: but when writing in this mould, he spoke of a deep...
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Gadsby's Catechism

William Gadsby - Catechisms, English - 1995 - 936 pages
...then enjoyed, How sweet their memory still! But now I find an aching void The world can never fill. 4 Return, O holy Dove! return, Sweet messenger of rest!...that made thee mourn, And drove thee from my breast. 5 The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol be; Help me to tear it from thy throne, And worship...
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The Sabbath Journal of Judith Lomax, 1774-1828

Judith Lomax - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 162 pages
...Christian, and exceeding great, and precious promises they are! — then oh my Lord! my Savior! and my God! "The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...to tear it from thy throne, And worship only thee." Oh, my heavenly Father, make me all thine own! Judith Lomax Saturday, May 6 Heard this day an excellent...
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The Ruin of a Christian

John R. Rice - Baptists - 2000 - 253 pages
...the heart of God and cry out, in the words of the familiar and beloved old song, Return, O heavenly Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest. I hate the...to tear it from Thy throne And worship only Thee. God's children do not have to be chastised if we confess and forsake our sins. "For if we would judge...
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Prayer: Asking and Receiving

John R. Rice - Prayer - 2000 - 283 pages
...consciously do so, our sins. If we spend enough time in prayer we can learn the meaning of the old song, Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest!...that made Thee mourn, And drove Thee from my breast. Fasting will help us to break up the fallow ground of our hearts. 4. Fasting and prayer often lead...
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Creative Styles of Preaching

Mark Barger Elliott - Religion - 2000 - 173 pages
...blessedness I knew When first I saw the Lord? Where is the soul-refreshing view Of Jesus and his word? Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest!...that made thee mourn And drove thee from my breast.'" Next, however, we must allow for the fact that some Christians simply never did become converted sufficiently....
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Favourite Hymns: 2000 Years of the Magnificat

Religion - 2001 - 206 pages
...O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest; 1 hate the sins that made thee mourn, And drove thce from my breast. The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er...purer light shall mark the road That leads me to the Lamb. William Blake (1757-1827) William Blake is one of those artists about whom it is almost impossible...
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Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community: Transforming ...

Kean Gibson - Social Science - 2001 - 244 pages
...walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame; A light to shine upon the road That leads me to the Lamb! b) So shall my walk be close with God, Calm and serene...purer light shall mark the road That leads me to the Lamb. And then welcomed the saints by singing: 32. Oh when the saints go marching in. When the saints...
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Circling Year: Perspectives from a Country Parish

Ronald Blythe - Religion - 2001 - 220 pages
...acquired them, are no new obstruction. In his hymn, 'O for a closer walk with God', William Cowper prayed: The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...to tear it from thy throne, And worship only thee. Cowper was privileged and comfortably off. He was also a depressive. He had supportive friends. He...
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