The Word of the Lord lasts forever

Representative Text

Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia!

1 The Word of the Lord lasts for ever.
What is the Word that is living?
It is brought to us through God's Son, Jesus Christ. [Refrain]

2 The Word of the Lord is alive,
the Word of God is active–
it can judge our thoughts,
bring us closer to the Father. [Refrain]

3 "Father of all you are blessed,
creator of earth and heaven,
for the mysteries of the kingdom
shown to children." [Refrain]

4 "I call you friends," says the Lord,
"you who are my disciples.
I make known to you all
I've learned from my Father." [Refrain]

5 "The sheep of my flock," says the Lord,
"hearing my voice, they will listen;
they will follow me, for I know them,
they are mine." [Refrain]

6 "Even if you have to die,
close to my Word keep faithful;
for your faithfulness I will give you
the crown of life." [Refrain]

7 Give thanks to the Lord, who is good.
The love of the Lord knows no ending.
All in Israel, say:
"God's love has no end." [Refrain]

8 The right hand of God raised me up.
The hand of the Lord has triumphed.
I shall never die-
I shall live telling God's deeds. [Refrain]

9 The stone which the builders rejected
becomes the cornerstone chosen.
Praise the work of God
for this marvel in our eyes! [Refrain]

Source: RitualSong: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics #395

Author: Fintan O'Carroll

Fintan O’Carroll was born on 31st July 1922 in Wexford, and spent most of his life in Waterford. On completion of his secondary school studies Fintan took up a position as a Clerk in C.I.E., the national railway. He won first prize in a traditional music competition, aged 12, playing violin, and went on to study violin at home, taking lessons as and when the opportunity arose. While working at C.I.E. Fintan undertook a correspondence course in Music from Trinity College, Dublin. His heart was in music, and he left C.I.E. in 1967 after 27 years service, whereupon he completed his degree at Trinity to gain his B.Mus. along with the Prout Prize for the most outstanding student of the year. All the time Fintan had taken a keen interest in… Go to person page >

Author: Christopher Walker

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Text Information

First Line: The Word of the Lord lasts forever
Author: Fintan O'Carroll
Author: Christopher Walker
Refrain First Line: Alelluia, alleluia
Publication Date: 1999
Copyright: © 1985, Fintan O'Carroll and Christopher Walker. Published by OCP Publications



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