291. Lamp of Our Feet Whereby We Trace

1 Lamp of our feet whereby we trace
Our path when wont to stray;
Stream from the fount of heav'nly grace,
Brook by the trav'ler's way:

2 Bread of our souls whereon we feed;
True manna from on high;
Our guide and chart wherein we read
Of realms beyond the sky;

3 Pillar of fire, thro' watches dark,
Or radiant cloud by day:
When waves would break our tossing bark,
Our anchor and our stay:

4 Word of the ever-living God,
Will of His glorious Son;
Without thee, how could earth be trod
Or heaven itself be won?

5 Lord, grant us all aright to learn
The wisdom it imparts
And to its heavenly teaching turn
With simple, childlike hearts.


Text Information
First Line: Lamp of our feet, whereby we trace
Title: Lamp of Our Feet Whereby We Trace
Author: Bernard Barton (1826, cento, alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Word: Law and Gospel
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: C.M.
Key: C Major

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