Thy Word is true. Psalm 119:160
Words: Fanny Crosby, in Gospel Hosannas, by John R. Sweney & Howard Entwisle (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Union Press, 1898). Some hymnals give the author as Ida Scott Taylor, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.
If you know where to get a good photo of Entwisle (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Blessèd Bible, Book of Gold,
Precious truths thy pages hold,
Truths to lead me day by day
All along my pilgrim way.
Blessèd Bible, pure and true,
Guide me all my journey through;
Heav’nly light within me shine,
Help me make thy precepts mine!
Lamp of faith, my feet to lead,
Bread of Heav’n, my soul to feed;
Living waters pure and free,
Book of books thou art to me.
Word of God, thy love impart,
Fire my zeal, and cleanse my heart;
Keep me earnest, keep me true,
Ev’ry day my strength renew.