Scripture Verse

Yea, I have a goodly heritage. Psalm 16:6


Ole G. Belsheim (1861–1925)

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.

Music: Reu­ter Fried­rich O. Reu­ter, 1916 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Friedrich O. Reuter (1863–1924)


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.