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Thy Word Sheds Light upon My Path

Thy Word sheds light upon my path

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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

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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…

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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…

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