Scripture Verse

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


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

Music: Ed­win O. Ex­cell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Edwin O. Excell (1851–1921)


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


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.


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.