Scripture Verse

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

Introduction

Words: Mar­tha M. New­ton, in Songs for Young Peo­ple, by Ed­win Ex­cell (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Curts & Jen­nings, 1897), num­ber 43.

Music: Ed­win O. Ex­cell (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of New­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Edwin O. Excell
(1851–1921)

Lyrics

What light is this whose constant ray
Reveals to travelers lost the way
To mansions of eternal day?
God’s holy book, the Bible.

Refrain

I love the Bible, I love the Bible,
A light to shine upon my path,
I love, I love the Bible.

What faithful chart on life’s rough sea,
What compass true where’er we be,
What anchor for eternity?
God’s holy book, the Bible.

Refrain

What sword enables us to fight
Against sin’s pow’rs and Satan’s might?
Gives victory for God and right?
God’s holy book, the Bible.

Refrain