The Word Of God Is Shining


The Word of God is shining
Upon our pilgrim way,
A lamp to guide our footsteps
In virtue’s paths each day;
It shows the hidden perils,
And points where safety lies,
And they who trust its guidance
Win the heavn’ly prize.

Chorus:
Shine in gladness,
O blessed Word of light!
Turn from sadness,
And make the journey bright;
Shine in beauty
Upon life’s winding way,
And lead in paths of duty
Our footsteps day by day.

The soul without this beacon
Will surely go astray;
He gropes amid the shadows,
Who lacks its blessed ray;
No cloud can dim its beauty,
It gilds the road we tread,
And when our footsteps falter,
Points to joys ahead. [Chorus]

O Word of God! illumine
Our path from day to day,
And lead us as we travel
Within the narrow way;
O teach us as we follow,
True wisdom from abode;
A life of holy service,
Faith and hope and love. [Chorus]