Scripture Verse

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



Words & Mu­sic: Will­iam M. Run­yan, Songs of the Great Sal­va­tion (Wi­chi­ta, Kan­sas: Run­yan Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, cir­ca 1919), num­ber 153 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William M. Runyan (1870–1957)


Word of God, O sac­red trea­sure!
Sage and shep­herd, king and priest,
Moved by God’s own Ho­ly Spir­it,
Brought to men thy won­drous feast.


Word of God, Word of God,
Heaven’s light abides in thee;
Through sin’s dark­ness all abroad,
Word of God, shine glo­ri­ous­ly,
Word of God, shine glo­ri­ous­ly.

Folded in thy sac­red pag­es,
Where the eyes of men may see,
Is the wis­dom of the ag­es
Given for our li­ber­ty.


Word of God, thy theme is Je­sus,
Jesus and His dy­ing love,
How from sin He ful­ly frees us,
How He points to realms above.


Word of God, thy op­en pag­es
Call to ser­vice, ban­ish fear;
None can idle be, or list­less,
If thy great com­mands they hear.