Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Will­iam Bruce, in the Pres­by­ter­i­an Hym­nal, 1876.

Music: St. Mar­gar­et (Booth) George Booth, in The Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Hym­nal (Lon­don: Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 213 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a good pic­ture of Bruce or Booth, would you ?

Lyrics

Holy Father, Thou hast given
Holy truth from highest Heaven;
Words of counsel wise and pure,
Words of promise bright and sure;
Light that guides us back to Thee,
Back to peace and purity.

Clearer than the sun at noon,
Fairer than the silver moon,
Through the clouds and through the night,
Ever shines this heavenly light;
Help us, Lord, to lift our eyes
Take its guidance and be wise.

Here the wisdom from above
Beaming holiness and love,
Kindling hope, dispelling fear,
Shines to save; for Christ is here:
Knowing, trusting Him, we come
From our wanderings gladly home.

Blessèd Savior, Light divine,
Thou hast bid us rise and shine;
Grant Thy grace, and we shall be
Children of the day in Thee,
Showing all around the road
Back to life, and love, and God.