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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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Amazing Grace in John Newton: Slave-ship Captain, Hymnwriter, and ..., Volume 15

John Donald Wade, William E. Phipps - Religion - 2001 - 270 pages
...with God, A calm and heavenly frame; A light to shine upon the road That leads me to the Lamb! . . . The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...Help me to tear it from thy throne, And worship only thee.103 Cowper's iconoclastic stanza probably resulted from his affection for Mary Unwin, who was...
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Favourite Hymns: 2000 Years of the Magnificat

Marjorie Reeves, Jenyth Worsley - Religion - 2001 - 217 pages
...messenger of rest; 1 hate the sins that made thee mourn, And drove thee from my breast. The dearest idol 1 have known, Whate'er that idol be, Help me to tear...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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Amazing Grace: 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

Kenneth W. Osbeck - Religion - 2002 - 400 pages
...me to the Lamb! The dearest idol I have known, whate'er that idol be, help me to tear it from 77cy throne and worship only Thee. So shall my walk be...purer light shall mark the road that leads me to the Lamb. Beatitutto tune John B. Dykes, 1823-1876 lfM ^ ^ O for a elos - er walk with God, A calm and...
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Exploring Psalms: An Expository Commentary, Volume 1

John Phillips - Religion - 2001 - 736 pages
...mother might worship her child. We all have things that can come between us and God. We need to pray: The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...to tear it from Thy throne And worship only Thee. Thus, we have the Lord's call and the Lord's claim. 3. The Lord's Compassion (81:10) "I am the LORD...
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Hindrances to Prayer

John R. Rice - 2000 - 32 pages
...have God's blessing on your prayer life, then let your heart cry out in the words of the old song — "Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest!...to tear it from Thy throne, And worship only Thee." Maybe you loudly insist, "I don't see any harm in the theater." Perhaps you repeatedly say, "There...
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Poems of Faith

Robert Blaisdell - Poetry - 2003 - 100 pages
...enjoyed! How sweet their memory still! But they have left an aching void The world can never fill. Return, O holy Dove, return. Sweet messenger of rest!...thee from my breast. The dearest idol I have known, \\1iate'er that idol be, Help me to tear it from thy throne. And worship only thee. So shall my walk...
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Secrets of Ilumina

Randy Petersen, Jeremy Taylor - Religion - 2003 - 179 pages
...telling jokes and talking poetry. That background gave a deeper meaning to the last stanza of this hymn: So shall my walk be close with God, Calm and serene...purer light shall mark the road That leads me to the Lamb. Marian decided she would introduce the hymn by saying a few things about William Cowper. She...
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From Enlightenment to Romanticism: Anthology I

Ian Donnachie, Ian L. Donnachie, Carmen Lavin - History - 2003 - 328 pages
...enjoy'd! How sweet their mem'ry still! But they have left 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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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - Poetry - 2003 - 119 pages
...enjoy'd! How sweet their mem'ry still! But they have left an aching void, The world can never fill. Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest;...that made thee mourn, And drove thee from my breast. 16 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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Exploring the Epistles of John: An Expository Commentary

John Phillips - Religion - 2003 - 233 pages
...between the soul and God. So the response of all those who echo John's closing "Amen" will surely be, The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol...to tear it from Thy throne, And worship only Thee. xploring JOHN'S SECOND EPISTLE Outline The author calls himself simply "the elder," thus remaining...
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