Scripture Verse

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


Henry B. Hartzler (1840–1920)

Words: Hen­ry B. Hartz­ler, in Hea­ven­ly Ca­rols, ed­it­ed by Is­ai­ah Balt­zell & Ed­mund Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Will­iam J. Shu­ey, 1878).

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

Edmund S. Lorenz (1854–1942)


Like a star of the morn­ing in its beau­ty,
Like a sun is the Bi­ble to my soul,
Shining clear on the way of love and duty,
As I hast­en on my jour­ney to the goal.


Holy Bi­ble! my pre­cious Bi­ble!
Gift of God, and lamp of life,
My beau­ti­ful Bi­ble!
I will cling to the dear old ho­ly Bi­ble,
As I hast­en to the city of the King.

Tis a light in the wil­der­ness of sorrow,
And a lamp on the weary pil­grim way;
And it guides to the bright, eter­nal mor­row,
Shining more and more unto the per­fect day.


’Tis the voice of a friend for­ev­er near me,
In the toil and the bat­tle here below;
In the gloom of the val­ley it will cheer me,
Till the glo­ry of His king­dom I shall know.


It shall stand in its beau­ty and its glo­ry,
When the earth and the hea­vens pass away,
Ever tell­ing the bless­èd, won­drous sto­ry
Of the lov­ing Lamb, the on­ly Liv­ing Way.