Tuesday, April 14, 2020

God's Word Is Our Great Heritage - #283 - Grundtvig

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"God's Word Is Our Great Heritage"
by Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig, 1783-1872
Translated by Ole G. Belsheim, 1861-1925

 Grundtvig wrote 1500 hymns. He also wrote
Built on the Rock, the Church Doth Stand.

1. 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.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #283
Text: Psalm 16:6
Author: Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig, 1817
Translated by: Ole G. Belsheim, 1909
Titled: "Guds Ord det er vort Arvegods"
Composer: Fritz Reuter, 1916
Tune: "Reuter"

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