1. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he has come to his people and set 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.
|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|
|Latin Title:||Benedictus Dominus Deus|
|Copyright:||This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1982.|
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Gather (3rd ed.) #6||Gospel Canticle||Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel||[Blessed be the Lord, for he has come to his people]||International Consultation on English Texts||Luke 1:68-79||2011|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #S248||The Song of Zechariah||Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel||[In the tender compassion of our God]||1985||Canticles ||
|Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #5||Blessed be the Lord, blessed be the Lord||Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel||[Blessed be the Lord, blessed be the Lord]||International Consultation on English Texts||Luke 1:68-79||2012|
|Worship (4th ed.) #6||Gospel Canticle||Blessed be the God of Israel||[Blessed be the Lord]||Luke 1:68-79||2011||Liturgy of the Hours ||