by inspiration given;
bright as a lamp its pages shine
to guide our souls to heaven.
It sweetly cheers our fainting hearts
in this dark vale of tears;
life, light and joy it still imparts,
and quells our rising fears.
This lamp shall guide our steps aright
and cheer us on our way,
till we behold the clearer light
of an eternal day.
Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
be thou ever near;
teach me to love thy sacred Word
and view my Savior there.
-Words, verses 1-3: John Fawcett, 1782;
verse 4: Anne Steele, 1760
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