Scripture Verse

The entrance of Thy words giveth light. Psalm 119:130

Introduction

Words: D. E. Mill­ard, 1891. Ap­peared in Song Prais­es, ed­it­ed by George B. Hol­sing­er (Elg­in, Il­li­nois: Breth­ren Pub­lish­ing House, 1906), nu­mber 23.

Music: Vlaan­der­en Da­ni­el W. Crist, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Mill­ard’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Daniel W. Crist
1857–1929

Lyrics

On this sacr­ed day we meet,
And with joy each oth­er greet,
While we ask the Ho­ly One
Light to give as doth the sun;
Light to shine in ev­ery heart,
Ne’er from us may it de­part;
Light to shine in ev­ery heart,
Ne’er from us may it de­part.

We have come to learn the way
We should live and act each day;
May we have a will to do
What our teach­ers want us to;
Then, if we shall live in love,
God will bless us from above;
Then, if we shall live in love,
God will bless us from above.

May we all good child­ren be;
From our sins, Lord, set us free;
Let our dai­ly con­duct show
We in­tend to always go
In the way our Sav­ior trod,
Leading to the throne of God;
In the way our Sav­ior trod,
Leading to the throne of God.