2077. God's Word Is Our Great Heritage

God’s Word is our great heritage
And shall be ours forever;
To spread its light from age to age
Shall be our chief endeavor.
Through life it guides our way,
In death it is our stay.
Lord, grant while words endure,
We keep its teachings pure
Throughout all generations.

Text Information
First Line: God's Word is our great heritage
Title: God's Word Is Our Great Heritage
Danish Title: Guds Ord det er vort Arvergods
Translator (from Danish): Ole G. Belsheim (1909)
Author: Nikolai Grundtvig (1817)
Language: English
Source: Translation: The Lutheran Hymnary, 1909; Salmer ved Jubelfesten, 1817
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Originally, this was the final verse of a longer hymn beginning 'Guds Kirke er vor Klippe-Borg.'
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich Otto (Fritz) Reuter (1916)
Incipit: 13216 54335 54312
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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GOD'S WORD IS OUR GREAT HERITAGE (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 509)
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