Father of light, conduct my feet

Father of light, conduct my feet

Author: Christopher Smart
Published in 52 hymnals

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Father of light! conduct our feet
Through life’s dark, dangerous road;
Let each advancing step still bring
Us nearer to our God.

Let heaven-eyed prudence be our guide;
And when we go astray,
Recall our feet from folly’s paths
To wisdom’s better way.

That heavenly wisdom from above
Abundantly impart;
And let it guard, and guide, and warm,
And penetrate each heart;

Till it shall lead us to Thyself,
Fountain of bliss and love!
And all our darkness be dispersed
In endless light above.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #37

Author: Christopher Smart

Smart, Christophe, M.A., was born at Shipburn, Kent, in 1722, and educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he gained the Seatonian prize for five years, four of which were in succession, (B.A. 1747.) He removed to London in 1753, and gave some attention to literature: but neglecting both his property and his constitution, he became poor and insane. He died in the King's Bench, 1771. His Poems were published in 2 vols. in 1771. From that work "Father of light conduct my feet" (Divine Guidance), and "I sing of God the mighty Source" [God the Author of All), have been taken. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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Author: Christopher Smart

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #37Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #37Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXVIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #LXVIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXXXIVPage Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #385Page Scan
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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #250Page Scan
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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #196Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H105Page Scan
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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #547Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #450Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #450Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #193Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #56Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #155Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #171Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #171Page Scan
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Hymns of the Church Universal #281Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #549Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #60Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #225Page Scan
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #232Page Scan
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School and College Hymnal: a collection of hymns and of selections for responsive readings #144Page Scan
Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #44Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #319Page Scan
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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #396Page Scan
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #167Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #201Page Scan
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #261Page Scan



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