Ancient Words

This song about Scripture was written by American evangelical worship leader, songwriter and teacher, Lynn DeShazo.

The song ahs been recorded by a number of artists, including Michael W Smith - and is sometimes, incorrectly, attributed to him.   Some have presented it as a Celtic tune.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by DeShazo. This has a 3/4 time signature. In the key of F, the first few notes are CD F F_ GA A_ with accompanying chords C - F - C/F - F.

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Professional recording, Celtic-style:

Lead singer and contemporary band:

Soloist with piano:

Choir with chamber orchestra / band:

Michael W Smith recording:

Instrumental, piano and violin:


The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1  Holy words long preserved for our walk in this world,

2  Words of life, words of hope, give us strength, help us cope

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.

Repeat verse 1, then chorus 

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