Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ju­li­ette E. Per­ry, 1905.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)


O the kind­ly light
Is shin­ing on my path­way,
Thro’ the gath’ring gloom
And dark­ness of the night;
And I fear no ev­il,
For the way be­fore me
In a flood of glo­ry
Now ap­pears to sight.


Blessèd kind­ly light,
Glorious cheer­ing ray,
’Tis the light of Hea­ven
Shining glad and free;
Blessèd kind­ly light,
Leading all the way,
O the kind­ly light
Is lead­ing ev­en me.

I was lost amid
The heavy mist of sor­row,
Grieving for the loved ones
Who had passed from sight,
When the light be­fore me
Led my fal’tring foot­steps
To the path they jour­neyed
To the man­sions bright.


When the jour­ney of
This life is some­time over,
I know I’ll be glad
I fol­lowed all the way,
For the light that guid­ed
Safely thro’ the dark­ness
Then will lead me on­ward
To the per­fect day.