1 Blessed are you O Lord our God:
you have come to your people and set them free.
2 You have raised up for us a mighty Savior:
born of the house of your servant David.
3 Through the voices of your holy prophets,
you have promised since the world began:
4 That you would save us from our enemies,
and from the hand of all who hate us.
5 You promised to show mercy to our forebears:
and to remember your holy covenant.
6 This was the oath sworn to our father Abraham:
that you would give us:
7 To set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship you without fear,
8 Holy and righteous in your sight
all the days of our life.
9 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High:
for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare the way
10 To give God’s people knowledge of salvation:
through the forgiveness of their sins.
11 In the tender compassion of our God:
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
12 To shine on those who dwell in darkness, and in the shadow of death;
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
13 Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be;
through all ages. Amen.
|First Line:||Blessed are you O Lord our God|
|Title:||The Song of Zechariah (Benedictus Dominus Deus): Canticle 16 (metrical paraphrase)|
|Topic:||Service Music: Canticles|
|Notes:||polyphony alternatim after Jacob Handl (1550-1591)|
|Name:||[Blessed are you O Lord our God] (Tone 5)|
|Composer:||Richard Fabian (b. 1942)|
|Source:||Ecce quomodo moritur, from|
|Copyright:||© 1972 All Saints' Company|