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 worlds endure,
We keep its teachings pure
Throughout all generations.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #582
|First Line:||God's Word is our great heritage|
|Title:||God's Word Is Our Great Heritage|
|Danish Title:||Guds Ord det er vort Arvegods|
|Author:||N.F. S. Grundtvig|
|Translator:||O. G. Belsheim|
|Source:||Salmer ved Jubelfesten, 1817; Translation: The Lutheran Hymnary, 1909|
|Notes:||Originally, this was the final verse of a longer hymn beginning 'Guds Kirke er vor Klippe-Borg.'|