Scripture Verse

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

Words: Lind­say Stein, 2004 (pub­lic domain).

Music: Home­com­ing, Lind­say Stein, 2004 (pub­lic do­main) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lindsay Stein
(1965–)

The Hymn Your word is a lamp for my feet was writ­ten on Sa­tur­day 24th July 2004 for an ev­en­ing ser­vice to the fol­low­ing day. The Pas­tor had just re­turned from hol­i­day, and wished to use these pas­sag­es as his text next ev­en­ing.

Find­ing it dif­fi­cult to choose hymns for the service, I par­a­phrased the readi­ngs to pro­duce this short hymn, then wrote the tune Home­com­ing to fit the words.

It was fin­ished off on the Sun­day af­ter­noon, played at sight by the wor­ship group at the ser­vice, and sung suc­cessfully at first time of hear­ing by a small con­gre­ga­tion.

Lindsay Stein, 2007

Your Word is a lamp for my feet, and a light for my pathway.
I will hide Your Word in my heart, and meditate on it each day.
Your Word has the power to give wisdom;
It’s a teacher, the equal of none;
I have sought and found truth in Your teaching
Of salvation through Jesus, Your Son.

Your Word is a lamp for my feet, and a light for my pathway.
I will hide Your Word in my heart, and meditate on it each day.
All scripture by God is inspirèd;
It rebukes us when we go astray,
It is useful for teaching, correcting,
And to train us for living God’s way.