1014. In the Tender Compassion of Our God

Refrain:
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

1 Blessed are you, Lord, the God of Israel:
you have come to your people and set them free.

2 You have raised up for us a mighty Savior,
born of the house of your servant David. [Refrain]

3 Through your holy prophets, you promised of old
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us,

4 to show mercy to our forebears
and to remember your holy covenant. [Refrain]

5 This was the oath you swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies:

7 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare the way,

8 to give God's people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins. [Refrain]

9 In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10 to shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Blessed are you, Lord, the God of Israel
Title: In the Tender Compassion of Our God
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: Luke 1:68-79
Refrain First Line: In the tender compassion of our God
Copyright: © 1988 English Language Liturgical Consultation (ELLC)
Tune Information
Name: [Blessed are you, Lord, the God of Israel] (Mummert)
Composer: Mark Mummert
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: © 2004, 2006 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Notes: The verses may be sung by a solo voice or an ensemble, with all joining in singing the refrain. The chanted verses can be sung antiphonally. For example, an ensemble could sing the odd-numbered verses, with all joining in singing the even-numbered verses. Let the text flow naturally, as in speech. When the verses are sung by all, it is not necessary to use the refrain






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