Words: Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig, in Salmer ved Jubelfesten, 1817 (Guds Ord det er vort Arvergods). Translated from Danish to English by Ole G. Belsheim in The Lutheran Hymnary, 1909. Originally, this was the final verse of a longer hymn beginning Guds Kirke er vor Klippe-Borg.
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 words endure,
We keep its teachings pure
Throughout all generations.