Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.@Psalm 119:105
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Christopher Smart, 1765

Christopher Smart (1722–1771).

Taylor (Proctor) H. I. Proctor, in The Public School Hymnal, edited by Irving Emerson (Boston, Massachusetts: J. M. Russell, 1879), number 167 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Father of light! conduct my feet
Through life’s dark, dangerous road;
Let each advancing step still bring
Me nearer to my God.

Let Heav’n eyed prudence be my guide;
And when I go astray,
Recall my feet from folly’s paths
To wisdom’s better way.

Teach me in every various scene
To keep my end in sight;
And whilst I tread life’s mazy track,
Let wisdom guide me right.

That heavenly wisdom from above
Abundantly impart;
And let it guard, and guide, and warm,
And penetrate my heart;

Till it shall lead me to Thyself,
Fountain of bliss and love;
And all my darkness be dispersed
In endless light above.