Scripture Verse

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


Words: Au­gust H. Er­ics­son, in Ca­rols of Hope, ed­it­ed by Clar­ence M. Sea­mans, Fred­er­ick Stan­ton & Fran­cis A. Black­mer (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1906), page 111.

Music: Ta­briz Fred­er­ick S. Stan­ton, Sr., 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


The Book of the ages, the oldest, the new;
We love thee, thy precepts, thy sayings so true;
Sweet light and assurance thy radiance leave,
And comfort in sorrow to those who believe.

Our fathers did love thee, thou blest sacred Book;
Thy words were their counsel, of thee they partook;
In seasons of anguish, ’mid fagot and flame,
Thy promise sustained them, they honored thy name.

Dear Bi­ble, thy pages our God doth reveal,
Thy wonderful Gos­pel hath power to heal;
We read on thy pages of God’s love to man,
Salvation provided through Je­sus’ dear name.

And now, blessèd Bi­ble, our lamp thou shalt be,
To guide us all safely o’er life’s rugged sea;
And when to the haven of rest we shall come,
We’ll sing of thy worth with the ransomed at home.