Scripture Verse

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


Elisha A. Hoffman (1839–1929)

Words: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, in Tri­um­phant Songs No. 5 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1896), num­ber 39.

Music: Se­at­tle Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Beautiful Bi­ble, her­ald of mer­cy!
Beautiful Bi­ble, mes­sage of love!
Pointing the way to the hea­ven­ly ci­ty,
Guiding our steps to the king­dom above.


Beautiful Bi­ble! won­der­ful Bi­ble!
Word of the lov­ing Fa­ther above;
Radiant with light as the sun in the hea­vens,
Sweet with the sto­ry of Christ and His love.

Beautiful Bi­ble! rich are thy trea­sures,
Bright are thy pearls of wis­dom and truth;
Strength of our hearts
Mid earth’s tri­als and con­flicts,
Comfort of age and the guard of our youth.


Beautiful Bi­ble! light­ing the path­way,
Leading from earth to Hea­ven above;
Lamp of our feet to il­lum­ine the dark­ness,
Till we shall en­ter God’s king­dom of love.