259. Lamp of Our Feet

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;
One guide and chart, wherein we read
Of realms beyond the sky.

3 Pillar of fire, through watches dark,
And radiant cloud by day:
When waves would whelm our tossing bark,
Our anchor and our stay.

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

5 Yet to unfold thy hidden worth,
Thy mysteries to reveal,
That Spirit Which first gave thee forth,
Thy volume must unseal.

6 Lord, grant that we aright may 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
Author: Bernard Barton, 1784-1849
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Word of God
Tune Information
Name: EVAN
Composer: William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870
Key: A♭ Major

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