1 Holy words long preserved
for our walk in this world,
They resound with God's own heart;
Oh, let the ancient words impart.
2 Words of life, words of hope
give us strength, help us cope;
In this world where'er we roam
ancient words will guide us home.
Ancient words ever true,
changing me and changing you;
We have come with open hearts,
oh let the ancient words impart.
3 Holy words of our faith
handed down to this age,
Came to us through sacrifice;
Oh, heed the faithful words of Christ. (chorus)
4 Martyr's blood stains each page,
they have died for this faith;
Hear them cry through the years;
Heed these words and hold them dear. (chorus)