105 Your word is a lamp for my steps;
it lights the path before me.
106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it:
I pledge to do what You say is right and just.
107 I have suffered terribly, O Eternal One;
give me the life You promised.
108 Please accept the words I offer willingly, O Eternal One,
and instruct me in the ways of Your justice. [VOICE]
I am always pleasantly surprised when I discover in the bible (typically Old Testament) the source of a phrase or a musical that I have known for a while. “Turn, Turn, Turn” by the Byrds comes from Ecclesiastes. The “May God bless you and keep you… ” blessing often used as a benediction come from Numbers. I just now learned that “They Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet” comes from the 14th stanza of Psalm 119.
I am typically NOT a fan of contemporary Christian music. Most of it is a vapid wasteland of either pop theology or mindless fundamentalism. And those are typically the better pieces. Often the horrific lyrics are easy to miss because they are hidden behind a catchy or energetic tune. But this is one of those rare pieces that I don’t despise. It’s actually, not that bad.