Scripture Verse

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


Words: 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.

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

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cross (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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.