1 Thy sacred Word, O Lord, of old
Was veiled about and darkened,
And in its stead were legends told,
To which the people harkened;
Thy Word, for which the faithful yearned,
The worldlings kept in hiding,
And into human fables turned
Thy truth, the all-abiding.
2 Now thanks and praise be to our Lord,
Who boundless grace bestoweth,
And daily through the sacred Word
His precious gifts forthshoweth.
His Word is come to light again,
A trusty lamp to guide us;
No strange and divers teachings then
Bewilder and divide us.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #215
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|American Lutheran Hymnal #488||Thy Sacred Word, O Lord, Of Old||Thy sacred Word, O Lord, of old||WALDIS||E. W. Olson; Olavus Petri, 1497-1552||8 7 8 7 D.||1930||The Church Year | Reformation|
|The Hymnal and Order of Service #215||Thy Sacred Word, O Lord, of Old||Thy sacred Word, O Lord, of old||O GUD! DITT RIKE INGEN SER||Olavus Petri, (1497-1552)||8 7, 8 7. D.||1926||Church Year | Minor Festivals; Word of God ||
|The Hymnal and Order of Service #215||Thy Sacred Word, O Lord, of Old||Thy sacred Word, O Lord, of old||Olaus Petri||1937|
|The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d607||Thy sacred word, O Lord, of old||Thy sacred word, O Lord, of old||E. W. Olson; Olaus Petri||1923|