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A Lamp to Our Feet

Representative Text

1 When sin-sick and weary how often
I prest with the throng on the street,
Or journeyed alone in the desert
No lamp lit the path for my feet.

God's word is a lamp to our feet,
Tho' winding the paths we may roam;
But if we will follow the light,
It shineth to guide us safe home.

2 For freedom from sin I was sighing,
When, lo! I behold a retreat;
A refuge in Christ, my Redeemer,
Whose word is a lamp to our feet. [Refrain]

3 The world and its evil forsaking,
I hastened this Savior to meet;
When lovingly did He receive me,
And shed His own light for my feet. [Refrain]

4 In Him I am now fully trusting,
And toil in His vineyard is sweet;
He keeps me when evil surrounds me,
His word is a lamp to my feet. [Refrain]

5 When life, with its trials is over,
And vict'ry o'er sin is complete,
I'll praise my Redeemer forever,
Whose word was a lamp to my feet. [Refrain]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #44

Author: Robert Lowe Fletcher

19th Century "Robert Lowe Fletcher, the composer, will be at the South Avenue Congregational Church to-morrow, In the morning he will speak on 'The Conservative Life" and at night he will conduct an old-fashioned gospel singing service, when he will use some of his own compositions. Mr. Fletcher will ask the audience to assist him in the singing. Mr. Fletcher is an interesting person, and it is expected that he will attract a large number of strangers to the South Avenue Church." --from The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, 26 November 1910 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When sin-sick and weary, how often
Title: A Lamp to Our Feet
Author: Robert Lowe Fletcher
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God's word is a lamp to our feet
Copyright: Public Domain



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Singing by the Way #d45


Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #44

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