Scripture Verse

Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee. Psalm 119:11


Words: Ca­ry L. Eby, in The Search Light, by A. F. My­ers (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1894), num­ber 105.

Music: An­ge­lo F. At­kin (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of At­kin or Eby (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Sav­ior, I know Thou art mine,
Thy Word have I hid in my heart;
I know all its pre­cepts di­vine,
And from them we’ll ne­ver depart.


Then give me the Bi­ble for­ev­er;
Its truth in my heart now I hide;
There’s naught can com­pel us to se­ver,
O search-light of truth, be my guide.

Thy search-light of truth has il­lumed
The path once so rug­ged and long;
I tread not in dark­ness and gloom,
Each day I am jour­ney­ing on.


Each day all the way grows more bright,
I know not its ter­ror and gloom;
I know that its beau­ti­ful light
Will shine ev­en thro’ the dark tomb.