Words: Par­a­phrase of Psalm 119; au­thor un­known.

Music: Repentance, (1831-1912). Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Louvan, , Chor­al An­thems (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: 1850)

Thy Word sheds light upon my path;
A shining light, it guides my feet;
Thy righteous judgments to observe
My solemn vow I now repeat.

In my distress I plead with Thee,
Send help according to Thy Word;
Accept my sacrifice of praise
And make me know Thy judgments, Lord.

In danger oft and nigh to death,
Thy law remembered is my aid;
The wicked seek my overthrow,
Yet from Thy truth I have not strayed.

Thy precepts are my heritage,
For daily they my heart rejoice;
To keep Thy statutes faithfully
Shall ever be my willing choice.