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

Allan E. Cross, 1920. Echoing the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ voyage to America in the Mayflower, this hymn was first sung at the International Council of Congregational Churches in the Old South Church, Boston, Massachusetts, 1920. The words come from Pastor Robinson’s farewell to the Pilgrims: The Lord hath more truth and light yet to break forth out of His Holy Word.

Truro, from Psalmodia Evangelica, by Thomas Williams, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

More light shall break from out Thy Word
For pilgrim followers of the gleam,
Till, led by Thy free Spirit, Lord,
We see and share the pilgrim dream.

What mighty hopes are in our care,
What holy dreams of brotherhood;
God of our Fathers, help us dare
Their passion for the common good.

Wild roars the blast, the storm is high;
Above the storm are shining still
The lights by which we live and die;
Our peace is ever in Thy will.

The ancient stars, the ancient faith,
Defend us till our voyage is done;
Across the floods of fear and death
The Mayflower still is sailing on.