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Thy Word

Thy word my lamp in darkest night

Author: Anna Richarde
Tune: [Thy word my lamp in darkest night]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thy Word my lamp in darkest night,
Illumes my path with its heav’nly light;
This precious lamp, my treasure dear,
With fadeless ray doth my spirit cheer.
My hope is based upon that Word,
That precious message from my Lord;
Tho’ storms arise, it stands secure,
Forever changeless it shall endure.

Guided aright,
If led by the beams of that light,
Safely and surely we journey
Up to yon city so bright.
If led by the beams of that light,
Safely and surely we journey
Up to yon city so bright.

2 Give heed! give heed! O child of light,
And shun the shadow of sin’s dark night!
God’s Word your trembling steps will show,
The narrow path where your feet must go.
O watch and pray, and trust your Lord!
Put full reliance on His Word;
No other book can show the way
From earthly night to the land of day. [Refrain]

3 All hail! all hail! thou book divine!
From whence the light on my path doth shine!
The Spirit will our teacher be,
And wondrous meanings our hearts shall see.
The light of Heav’n, so passing fair,
Will shine about us everywhere.
We hear the language of the skies!
The city shineth before our eyes. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12858

Author: Anna Richarde

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Text Information

First Line: Thy word my lamp in darkest night
Title: Thy Word
Author: Anna Richarde
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Guided aright, if led by the beams of that light
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12858
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12858

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