S195. The Song of Zechariah

1. Blessed be the Lord god of Israel,
for he hath visited and redeemed his people;

2. And hath raised up a might salvation
for us in the house of his servant David,

3. As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets,
which have been since the world began:

4. That we should be saved from our enemies,
and from the hand of all that hate us;

5. To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers,
and to remember his holy covenant;

6. to perform the oath which he sware
to our forefather Abraham,
that he would give us,

7. That we being delivered out of the hand
of our enemies might serve him without fear,

8. In holiness and righteousness before him,
all the days of our life.

9. And thou, child, shalt be called
the prophet of the Highest,
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord
to prepare his ways;

10. To give knowledge of salvation unto his people
for the remission of their sins,

11. Through the tender mercy of our God,
whereby the dayspring from on high
hath visited us;

12. To give light to them that sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
Title: The Song of Zechariah
Latin Title: Benedictus Dominus Deus
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Canticles
Tune Information
Name: [Blessed be the Lord God of Israel]
Composer: William Morley, 1680-1731
Key: F Major

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