O Holy Dove, Return

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Oh, for a closer walk with God, a calm and heavenly frame
A light to shine upon the road that leads me to the Lamb

Where is the 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
Return, O holy Dove, return
O holy Dove, return

The dearest idol I have known, whate’er that idol be
Help me to tear it from Thy throne, and worship only Thee

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


from The Road Sessions Collection, released July 21, 2009
Words: William Cowper
Music: Clint Wells
©2007 Clint Wells Music.



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Matthew Smith Nashville, Tennessee

Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes brand new music to centuries-old hymn texts. He finds beauty exploring the tension between joy and sorrow, between the Already and the Not Yet.

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