Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ad­ah T. Hen­der­son, 1901.

Music: Hol­lis­ter Le­on­ard Daugh­er­ty, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Leonard Daugherty (1859–1951)


There’s a bless­èd book, and if sin­ners look
They will find the way to glo­ry;
While its pag­es rare young and old may share,
’Tis a won­drous old, old story.


’Tis the liv­ing way to the realms of day,
Is this won­drous old, old sto­ry;
For it is the guide
To the Christ who died,
’Tis a won­drous old, old sto­ry.

There’s a bless­èd book, and if Chris­tians look,
They will find the path of du­ty;
’Tis the on­ly guide to the por­tals wide
Of the realms of heav’n­ly beau­ty.


To the bless­èd Book we will ev­er look,
’Tis the Ho­ly Spi­rit call­ing,
From the way of sin it will sweet­ly win,
And it keeps the saint from fall­ing.