Lamp of our feet (John Bacchus Dykes)

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  • (Posted 2010-08-26)  CPDL #22198:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-08-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 18 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the Church Hymnary, 1927.

General Information

Title: Lamp of our feet
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Tune: Elvet
Lyricist: Bernard Barton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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1. Lamp of our feet, where by we trace
 Our path when wont to stray;
 Stream from the fount of heavenly grace,
 Brook by the traveller's way;

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

3. Pillar of fire through watches dark
 Or radiant cloud by day;
 When waves would whelm our tossing bark,
 Our anchor and our stay;

4. Word of the ever-living God,
 Will of His glorious Son,
 Without Thee how could earth be trod,
 Or heaven itself be won?

5. Lord, grant that we aright may learn
 The wisdom it imparts,
 And to its heavenly teaching turn
 With simple childlike hearts.