Lamp of Our Feet

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Another song about God's word, "Lamp of Our Feet" helps get us prepared to medidate and study it during its preaching. Mixing several different sections of scripture that refer to God's word, this hymn calls our attention to the fact that God's word is our guide, our spiritual food, and our sure anchor in uncertainty and trials. What a wonderful prayer we sing in the chorus - that we all might learn God's word and turn to its teaching with simple, childlike hearts. We, in the reformed circles, can easily lose sight of that simple, obedient, expectant faith like a child's in the midst of such thorough and complex preaching. May we not become lost in intellectualism nor emotionalism but worship God in both spirit and truth!


Lamp of our feet, by which we trace
Our path whene’er we stray;
Stream from the fount of heav’nly grace,
Beside the traveler’s way.

Lord, grant us all Your word to learn –
The wisdom it imparts;
And to its heav’nly teaching turn,
With simple, childlike hearts.

Bread of our souls, on which we feed,
True manna from on high;
Our guide and chart, in which we read
Of realms beyond the sky.

Pillar of fire at night does shine,
And radiant cloud by day;
In fiery trials our strength divine,
Our anchor in the way.

Words by Barton Bernard (1784 - 1849). Music by David L. Ward.
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