Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
Words: Christopher Smart, Poems, 1771.
If you know Proctor’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Father of light! conduct my feet
Through life’s dark, dangerous road;
Let each advancing step still bring
Me nearer to my God.
Let Heav’n eyed prudence be my guide;
And when I go astray,
Recall my feet from folly’s paths
To wisdom’s better way.
Teach me in every various scene
To keep my end in sight;
And whilst I tread life’s mazy track,
Let wisdom guide me right.
That heavenly wisdom from above
And let it guard, and guide, and warm,
And penetrate my heart;
Till it shall lead me to Thyself,
Fountain of bliss and love;
And all my darkness be dispersed
In endless light above.