The Song of Zechariah (Antiphonal)

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

Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

Refrain:
Blessed be the Lord, blessed be the Lord,
for he has come to his people and set them free.

1 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
born of the house of his servant David. [Refrain]

2 Through his holy prophets he promised of old
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant. [Refrain]

3 This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life. [Refrain]

4 You, my child, shall be called
the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord
to prepare his way,
to give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins. [Refrain]

5 In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell
in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace. [Refrain]

6 Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen. [Refrain]


Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #5

Text Information

First Line: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people and set them free
Title: The Song of Zechariah (Antiphonal)
Latin Title: Benedictus Dominus Deus
Language: English
Notes: Antiphonal responses to reading of Luke 1:68-79 - Canticle of Zechariah (Benedictus Dominus Deus)
Copyright: © 1963, The Grail, GIA Publications, Inc., agent

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Gather (3rd ed.) #6

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Hymnal 1982 #S190

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Hymnal 1982 #S248

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #5

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #6

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #8

Worship (3rd ed.) #89

Worship (4th ed.) #6

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