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God's Word Is Our Great Heritage

God's Word Is Our Great Heritage, is the title of a popular hymn sung in many churches, especially the Lutheran Church. This hymn was inspired by Psalm 16:6: "...yea, I have a goodly heritage." KJV[1]

History

God's Word Is Our Great Heritage was written in 1817 by Click here to view Michigan Lutheran Seminary's Concert Choir sing this hymn.

Text

Original Danish:

Guds ord det er vort arvegods,
det skal vort afkoms være;
Gud, giv os i vor grav den ros,
vi holdt det højt i ære!
Det er vor hjælp i nød,
vor trøst i liv og død,
o Gud, ihvor det går,
lad dog, mens verden står,
det i vor æt nedarves!
English:

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.

References

  • Cyber Hymnal
  • Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary Handbook

External links

  • Reuter's tune MIDI
  • Ein feste Burg MIDI
  • Michigan Lutheran Seminary Concert Choir Performance


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