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

Martha M. Newton, in Songs for Young People, by Edwin O. Excell (Cincinnati, Ohio: Curts & Jennings, 1897), number 43.

Edwin O. Excell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edwin O. Excell (1851-1921)

What light is this whose constant ray
Reveals to trav’lers lost the way
To mansions of eternal day?
God’s holy book, the Bible.

Refrain

I love the Bible, I love the Bible,
A light to shine upon my path,
I love, I love the Bible.

What faithful chart on life’s rough sea,
What compass true where’er we be,
What anchor for eternity?
God’s holy book, the Bible.

Refrain

What sword enables us to fight
Against sin’s pow’rs and Satan’s might?
Gives victory for God and right?
God’s holy book, the Bible.

Refrain