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The Army and Navy Hymnal/Orders of Worship/The Bible and Religious Education

VII. The Bible and Religious Education

Hymn (Standing)

Lamp of Our Feet, Whereby We Trace
Bernard D. Barton, 1836 A. Schulthes, 1871

1.Lamp of our feet, whereby we trace
Our path, when wont to stray ;
Stream from the fount of heavenly grace,
Brook by the traveler's way..
2.Bread of our souls, whereon we feed,
True manna from on high;
Our guide and chart, wherein we read
Of realms beyond the sky.
3.Pillar of fire, through watches dark,
Or radiant cloud by day;
When waves would 'whelm our tossing bark
Our anchor and our stay.
4.Word of the ever living God,
Will of his glorious Son;
Without thee how could earth be trod,
Or heav'n itself be won?

Responsive Reading
All:The Word of the Lord endureth forever.

Leader:All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.}}

Assembly: Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they that testify of me.
Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Is not my word like a fire, saith the Lord? and like a hammer that breaketh the rocks in pieces?
The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword. It is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and light unto my path.
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart.

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall he as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
I will delight myself in thy statutes; I will not forget thy word.

Prayer (All uniting)
Our Heavenly Father, without whose help labor is useless, without whose light
search is vain, invigorate our studies and direct our inquiries, that by due
diligence and right discernment, we may establish ourselves and others in thy
holy faith. Let us not linger in ignorance, but enlighten and support us, for
the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Samuel Johnson

Open wide the window of our spirits, and fill us full of light; open wide the door
of our hearts, that we may receive and entertain thee with all our powers of
adoration and love. Amen. Christina Rossetti


Let the Words of My Mouth

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord,my Strength and my Redeemer. A-men.

Leader: :Send out thy Light and thy Truth, let them lead me,
And let them bring me to thy holy hill.
God, then will I go unto thy altar,
On the harp we will praise thee, Lord our God!

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart.
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet anything that is thy neighbor's.
Thou shalt not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie one to another.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt cherish no impure desire.
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old.
Resist not him that is evil:
But whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to
him the other also.
And if any man would take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him two.
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.

Love your enemies:
Bless them that curse you;
Do good to them that hate you;
And pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Heavenly Father is perfect.

Hynm (Tune 'Morning Star' No. 46)
I would be learning, day by day, the lessons
My heavenly Father gives me in his Word;
I would be quick to hear his lightest whisper,
And prompt and glad to do the things I've heard,
And prompt and glad to do the things I've heard. Amen.


Hymn (Tune ' Bread of Life,' No. 27)
Thou art the Bread of Life,
O Lord, to me;
Thy holy Word the truth
That saveth me;
Give me to eat and live
With thee above;
Teach me to love thy truth,
For thou art love. Amen.

  1. This arrangement is from The Book of Worship of the Church School Hugh Hartshorne. Charles Scribner's Sons.