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There is a lamp whose steady light

There is a lamp whose steady light

Author: Henry John Betts
Tune: [There is a lamp whose steady light]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. There is a lamp whose steady light
Can guide the traveler in the night;
’Tis God’s own Word; its beaming ray
Can turn a midnight into day.

Give me this lamp to light my road,
This storehouse for my daily food;
Give me this chart for life’s rough sea,
These healing leaves, this healing tree.

2. There is a chart whose tracings show
The onward course where tempests blow;
’Tis God’s own Word; there, there is found
Direction for the homeward bound. [Refrain]

3. There is a tree whose leaves impart
Health to the burdened, contrite heart;
’Tis God’s own Word; it cures of sin,
And makes the guilty conscience clean. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6602

Author: Henry John Betts

Betts, Henry John, was born 1825, at Great Yarmouth, where his father was a Baptist minister. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1847, and laboured successively in London, Edinburgh, Bradford (Yorks.), Manchester, Darlington, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Mr. Betts has published a small volume of hymns and poetical translations, entitled Early Blossoms, 1842; two vols. of sermons on Scripture Localities and their Associations, 1853; Lectures on Elijah, 1856; and at different times single sermons and lectures. For some years he was editor of the Primitive Church Magazine. His Children’s Hosannah appealed in 1864. From it the following hymns are in common use: 1. Beautiful Star, whose heavenly light. Christ the Star. 2. Jesus, Thou art mee… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a lamp whose steady light
Author: Henry John Betts
Refrain First Line: Give me this lamp to light my road



The Cyber Hymnal #6602
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