In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.@John 1:1
Ludvig M. Lindeman

Based on a hymn by The­o­dor V. Old­en­burg, 1840 (Dybe, stille, stærke, milde).

Herre, Jeg Har Handlet Ille Lud­vig M. Lin­de­man, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

God’s eternal Word is spoken,
Piercing mists, around, above;
Of eternal might the token,
Emblem of eternal Love;
Out of darkness, world enthralling,
Into Light, O hear its calling.

Word of God, O Word eternal,
May we hear Thy living voice,
Learn the power of Love supernal,
Learn obedience, and rejoice;
God’s commands forever heeding,
Follow where His love is leading.