1. Thy Word is a lamp to my feet, A light to my path alway, To guide and to save me from sin, And show me the heav'nly way. 2. Forever, O Lord, is Thy Word Established and fixed on high; Thy faithfulness unto all men Abideth forever nigh. 3. At morning, at noon, and at night I ever will give Thee praise; For Thou art my portion, O Lord, And shall be through all my days! 4. Thro' Him Whom Thy Word hath foretold, The Savior and Morning Star, Salvation and peace have been brought To those who have strayed afar. Chorus: Thy Word have I hid in my heart, That I might not sin against Thee; That I might not sin, that I might not sin, Thy Word have I hid in my heart.
Lyrics: Ernest Orlando Sellers
Music: Ernest Orlando Sellers
Words and Music by Ernest O. Sellers, 1869–1952
For the chorus of his hymn, Mr. Sellers used the words directly from Psalm 119:11. They provide a strong closing summary for the reason we hide God’s Word in our hearts: “Thy Word have I hid in my heart—that I might not sin against Thee.”