Hymn: Thy Word is a Lantern

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Thy word is a lantern unto my feet : and a light unto my paths.
I have sworn, and am steadfastly purposed : to keep thy righteous judgements.
I am troubled above measure : quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word.
Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord : and teach me thy judgements.
The ungodly have laid a snare for me : but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.
Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever : and why? they are the very joy of my heart.

Raised in a home filled with books on Western civilization, P.G. Mantel became a lover of history at an early age. An amateur writer of verse, he makes himself useful as an editor for Men of the West.

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