1 Now bless'd be Isr'el's LORD and GOD,
Whose Mercy, at our Need,
Has visited his People's Grief,
And them from Bondage freed.
2 And rais'd in faithful David's House,
Salvation, which of old,
Ev'n since the World itself began,
His Prophets had foretold.
3 To save us from our spiteful Foes,
And keep his Oath in Mind,
Which he to Abr'am heretofore,
And to our Fathers sign'd.
4 That we, from Fear and Danger freed,
His Temple may frequent;
And all our Days, as in his Sight,
In Holiness be spent.
5 And thou, O Child, shalt then be call'd
GOD's Prophet to declare
His Message, and before his Face
Thou shalt his Way prepare.
6 To give them Light who now in Shades
Of Night and Death abide;
And in the Way that leads to Peace,
Our Footsteps safely guide.Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #469