Thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness. 2 Samuel 22:29
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, edited by R. Hall (London: Burton & Briggs, 1817), number 692.
Delighting in the Word.
If you know where to get a good picture of Beddome or Wilson (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Oh Thou who art my light, my hope,
My Savior and my all,
I feel Thy truth within my heart,
I hear Thy gracious call.
Thy word like precious ointment spreads
Sweet fragrance through my mind,
In all my frame, so cold before,
A sacred warmth I find.
Though foes beset on every side,
And earthly friends forsake,
Here I can find a resting place,
Of solid peace partake.
Let Europe’s sons to India’s shores,
This sacred volume send;
Spread far abroad its genial rays,
Till time its course shall end.