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13077. When Israel Through the Desert Passed

1 When Israel through the desert passed,
A fiery pillar went before
To guide them through the dreary waste
And lessen the fatigue they bore.

2 Such is Thy glorious Word, O God!
’Tis for our light and guidance giv’n;
It sheds its luster all abroad
And points the path to bliss and Heav’n.

3 It fills the soul with sweet delight,
The heart with living faith empowers;
It sets our wandering footsteps right,
Displays Thy love, and kindles ours.

4 Its promises rejoice our hearts,
Its doctrines are divinely true;
While highest wisdom it imparts,
It comforts and instructs us, too.

5 Ye favored lands that have this Word,
Ye saints who feel its saving power,
Unite your tongues to praise the Lord
And His distinguished grace adore!

Text Information
First Line: When Israel through the desert passed
Title: When Israel Through the Desert Passed
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Bristol Collection of Ash & Evans, 1769
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: HEBRON by Lowell Mason, OLD 100th by Louis Bourgeois
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1830)
Meter: LM
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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