Now as a lamp to guide my footsteps
your word lights up my path to you.
I vowed to keep your righteous judgements
and this indeed I mean to do.
Lord, when afflictions overwhelm me,
fulfil your word: my life renew.

O Lord, accept the praise I offer,
make your directions plain, I pray.
At every step where danger threatens
still help me hold to all you say
and, though the wicked wait to trap me,
let me not wander from your way.

Your timeless promise I inherit,
true source of riches unsurpassed!
May I be drawn to your commandments
and act upon them to the last,
your word a lamp to guide my footsteps
as on my path its light is cast.


Emma Turl (b.1946)
© Emma Turl, admin. The Jubilate Group
Metre: 9 8 9 8 9 8 / Suggested tunes: PEWLEY DOWN (Gill Berry); FRAGRANCE aka BERGERS (Traditional French melody)