Word of God, across the ages
comes your message to our life:
source of hope forever present
in our toil and fears and strife;
constant witness to God's mercy,
still our grace whate'er befall;
guide unfailing, strength eternal,
offered freely to us all;
story of the wondrous journey
from the shadows of the night;
garnered truth of sage and prophet,
guiding forward into light;
words and deeds of Christ our Master,
pointing to the life and way,
still appealing, still inspiring,
'mid the struggles of today.
In the tongues of all the peoples
may the message bless and heal
as devout and patient scholars
more and more its depths reveal.
Bless, O God, both wise and simple
with your truth of ageless worth,
till all lands receive the witness
and your knowledge fills the earth.