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Precious word

Representative Text

1 Lamp to my feet wherever I stray;
Guide never-failing from day to day;
Leading me homeward unto my Lord-
Counsel of wisdom, God's precious Word.

Holy Bible, book divine,
Precious treasure, thou art mine;
Mine to tell me whence I came,
Mine to tell me what I am.

2 Bread to my soul when famine is near;
Water of Life, cool, refreshing, clear;
Strength in my weakness, never to fail;
Safety when trial and doubt assail. [Chorus]

3 Comfort when sorrows over me roll;
Hope all-sustaining unto my soul;
Shelter that for all time shall endure,
Anchor eternal, unfailing, sure. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #141

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonymns: C. D. Emerson, S. B. Jackson, Jennie Ree  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lamp to my feet wherever I stray
Title: Precious word
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Refrain First Line: Holy Bible, book divine



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Crowns #d101

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs #31

Living Praise No. 2 #d102

Praise and Service #d103

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Song Praises #146

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Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #260

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The New Praiseworthy #141

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The Redeemer's Praise #43

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