1 Blessed be the God of Israel who comes to set us free,
who visits and redeems us, and grants us liberty.
The prophets spoke of mercy, of freedom and release;
God shall fulfill the promise to bring our people peace.
2 Now from the house of David a child of grace is given;
a Savior comes among us to raise us up to heaven.
Before him goes the herald, forerunner in the way,
the prophet of salvation, the harbinger of day.
3 On prisoners of darkness the sun begins to rise,
the dawning of forgiveness upon the sinner's eyes,
to guide the feet of pilgrims along the paths of peace;
O bless our God and Savior with songs that never cease!
|First Line:||Blessed be the God of Israel|
|Title:||Blessed Be the God of Israel|
|Author:||Michael Perry (1973)|
|Topic:||Canticles, Metrical Paraphrase of|
|Copyright:||Words © 1973 Hope Publishing Co.|
|Composer:||Hal H. Hopson (1983)|
|Copyright:||Music © 1983 Hope Publishing Co.|