Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.@Psalm 119:105
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Hen­ry J. Betts, Child­ren’s Ho­san­na 1864.

Charles H. Gab­ri­el, Joy­ful Praise (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Jen­nings & Gra­ham, 1902), num­ber 102 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry J. Betts (1825–1898)

There is a lamp whose steady light
Can guide the traveler in the night;
’Tis God’s own Word; its beaming ray
Can turn a midnight into day.

Refrain

Give me this lamp to light my road,
This storehouse for my daily food;
Give me this chart for life’s rough sea,
These healing leaves, this healing tree.

There is a chart whose tracings show
The onward course where tempests blow;
’Tis God’s own Word; there, there is found
Direction for the homeward bound.

Refrain

There is a tree whose leaves impart
Health to the burdened, contrite heart;
’Tis God’s own Word; it cures of sin,
And makes the guilty conscience clean.

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