1 Now blest be Isr'el's Lord and God,
whose Mercy at our Need
Has visited his People's Grief,
and them from Bondage freed:
2 And rais'd in faithful David's House
Salvation, which of old,
E'er since the World itself began,
his Prophets had foretold.
3 To save us from our spiteful Foes,
and keep his Oath in mind,
Which He to Abr'am heretofore,
and to our Fathers sign'd.
4 That we, from Fear and Danger freed,
his Temple may frequent;
And all our Days, as in his Sight,
in Holy Life be spent.
5 And thou, O Child, shalt then be call'd
God's Prophet to declare
His Message, and before his Face
his Passage to prepare.
6 To give them Light who now in Shades
of Night and Death abide;
And in the Way that leads to Peace
our Footsteps safely guide.
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