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.
Olof Persson, sometimes Petersson (January 6, 1493 – April 19, 1552), better known under the Latin form of his name, Olaus Petri (or less commonly, Olavus Petri), was a clergyman, writer, judge and major contributor to the Protestant Reformation in Sweden.
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Display Title: Thy Sacred Word, O Lord, Of OldFirst Line: Thy sacred Word, O Lord, of oldTune Title: WALDISAuthor: E. W. Olson; Olavus Petri, 1497-1552Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.Date: 1930Subject: The Church Year | Reformation
Display Title: Thy Sacred Word, O Lord, of OldFirst Line: Thy sacred Word, O Lord, of oldTune Title: O GUD! DITT RIKE INGEN SERAuthor: Olavus Petri, (1497-1552)Meter: 8 7, 8 7. D.Date: 1926Subject: Church Year | Minor Festivals; Word of God |