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S250. The Song of Zechariah

1. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he has come to his people and st them free.

2. He has raised up for us a might savior,
born of the house of his servant David.

3. Through his holy prophets he promised of old,
that he would save us from our enemies,
form the hands of all who hate us.

4. He promised to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant.

5. This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham,
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6. Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

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

8. To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.

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.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed be the Lord, the 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, the God of Israel]
Composer: John Fenstermaker, Jr., b. 1942
Key: C Major
Copyright: Copyright The Church Pension Fund.

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