Scripture Verse

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

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Friedrich O. Reuter
(1863–1924)

Lyrics

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.