Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Ju­li­ette E. Per­ry, 1905.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

O the kindly light
Is shining on my pathway,
Thro’ the gath’ring gloom
And darkness of the night;
And I fear no evil,
For the way before me
In a flood of glory
Now appears to sight.

Refrain

Blessèd kindly light,
Glorious cheering ray,
’Tis the light of Heaven
Shining glad and free;
Blessèd kindly light,
Leading all the way,
O the kindly light
Is leading even me.

I was lost amid
The heavy mist of sorrow,
Grieving for the loved ones
Who had passed from sight,
When the light before me
Led my fal’tring footsteps
To the path they journeyed
To the mansions bright.

Refrain

When the journey of
This life is sometime over,
I know I’ll be glad
I followed all the way,
For the light that guided
Safely thro’ the darkness
Then will lead me onward
To the perfect day.

Refrain