1 Bless'd be the God of Israel who comes to set us free
and raises up new hope for us: a branch from David’s tree.
So have the prophets long declared that with a mighty arm
God would turn back our enemies and all who wish us harm.
2 With promised mercy will God still the covenant recall,
the oath once sworn to Abraham, from foes to save us all;
that we might worship without fear and offer lives of praise,
in holiness and righteousness to serve God all our days.
3 My child, as prophet of the Lord you will prepare the way,
to tell God’s people they are saved from sin’s eternal sway.
Then shall God’s mercy from on high shine forth and never cease
to drive away the gloom of death and lead us into peace.
|First Line:||Bless'd be the God of Israel who comes to set us free|
|Title:||Blessed Be the God of Israel|
|Author:||Carl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944|
|Topic:||Service of the Word: New Testament Songs; Gathering Songs: Songs About God; Praise and Thanksgiving: Songs for Praising the Father|
|Copyright:||Words © 1989 by Hope Publishing Co. Carol Stream, IL 60188. All Rights Reserved|
|Arranger:||Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Copyright:||Music used by permission of Oxford University Press|