SUGGESTED TUNES: AZMON or ST. ANNE
This is the same meter as such hymns as "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" and "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"
1. Blessed be the God of Is-ra-el,
Who has re-deemed his own.
He raised a migh-ty sav-ior up
From out of Da-vid's house.
2. He has ful-filled the pro-phets' word
And saved us from our foes,
As prom-ised to our an-cest-ors.
His cov-e-nant he's kept,
3. As pledged to fa-ther A-bra-ham,
To save us from our foes,
That we might serve God with-out fear
In just and ho-ly ways.
4. Child, you will speak for the Most High,
To go and make a way,
So that his folk sal-va-tion know
And have their sins for-giv'n.
5. By ten-der mer-cies of our God
The dawn shall break on us,
To give light to those in the dark,
And guide us into peace.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening. Alt. 2006 Dale A. Schoening