Blessed be the God of Israel,
who comes to set us free.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
who has come to set the chosen people free.
God has raised up for us
a mighty Savior from the house of David.
Through the holy prophets, God promised of old
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us;
to show mercy to our forebears,
and to remember the holy covenant.
This was the oath God swore to our ancestor Abraham,
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship without fear,
holy and righteous in God's sight,
all the days of our life. R
And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
to give God's people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace. R
|First Line:||Blessed be the God of Israel|
|Title:||Song of Zechariah|
|Response:||Michael Perry (1973)|
|Source:||Luke 1:68-79 (ICET, rev. ELLC, alt.)|
|Notes:||Musical phrase used as a response to Song of Zechariah.|
|Copyright:||Response © 1973 Hope Publishing Co.|
|Composer:||Hal H. Hopson (1983)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Copyright:||music © 1983 Hope Publishing Co.|