"Lamp of Our Feet Whereby We Trace"
                         by Bernard Barton, 1784-1849
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.210

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

        2. Bread of our souls whereon 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 break 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 us all aright to learn
        The wisdom it imparts
        And to its heavenly teaching turn
        With simple, childlike hearts.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #291 Text: Ps. 119:105 Author: Bernard Barton, 1826 Composer: William Croft, 1708 Tune: "St. Anne"
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