Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Thy Word Sheds Light upon My Path

Thy Word sheds light upon my path

Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Thy Word sheds light upon my path;
A shining light, it guides my feet;
Thy righteous judgments to observe
My solemn vow I now repeat.

2 In my distress I plead with thee,
Send help according to thy Word;
Accept my sacrifice of praise
And make me know thy judgments, Lord.

3 In danger oft and nigh to death,
I find thy law my steadfast aid.
The wicked seek my overthrow,
Yet from thy truth I have not strayed.

4 Thy precepts are my heritage,
For daily they my heart rejoice;
To keep thy statutes faithfully
Shall ever be my willing choice.

Hymns for Youth, 1966

Text Information

First Line: Thy Word sheds light upon my path
Title: Thy Word Sheds Light upon My Path
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Source: Psalter, 1912
Language: English

Tune

REPENTANCE (Perkins)


FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

Go to tune page >


ST. CRISPIN

Composed by George J. Elvey (PHH 48) in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Media

General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Capo:
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ
Download:
This is a preview of your FlexScore.
The Cyber Hymnal #7004
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns to the Living God #242TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #759TextFlexscorePage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #119DTextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #7004TextScoreAudio
Include 3 pre-1979 instances



Advertisements