The Word of God, Which Ne’er Shall Cease   2 comments

Douay-Rheims Bible Title Page

Above:  Title Page of My Copy of the Douay-Rheims Version of the Bible

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original German Text (1566) by Petrus Herbert (1530-1571)

English Translation (1876) by Louis F. Kampmann (1817-1884)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969), Moravian Church in America


The Word of God, which ne’er shall cease,

Proclaims free pardon, grace, and peace,

Salvation shows in Christ alone,

The perfect will of God makes known.


This holy Word exposes sin,

Convinces us that we’re unclean,

Points out the wretched, ruined state

Of all mankind, both small and great.


It then reveals God’s boundless grace,

Which justifies our sinful race,

And gives eternal life to all

Who will accept the gospel call.


It gently heals the broken heart

And heavenly riches doth impart,

Unfolds redemption’s wondrous plan

Through Christ’s atoning death for man.


O God, in Whom our trust we place,

We thank Thee for Thy word of grace;

Help us its precepts to obey

Till we shall live in endless day.

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