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Blessed Be the God of Israel

Blessed be the God of Israel
     who comes to set us free;
who visits and redeems us,
     who grants us liberty.

The prophets spoke of mercy,
     of rescue and release:
God shall fulfill the promise
     to bring the gift of peace.

Now from the house of David
     a child of grace has come;
a savior who will lead us
     to our eternal home.
Before him goes his herald,
     forerunner in the way,
the prophet of salvation,
     the messenger of Day.

On those who live in darkness
     the sun begins to rise -
the dawning of forgiveness
     upon the sinner's eyes;
to guide the feet of pilgrims
     along the paths of peace:
O bless our God and Savior,
with songs that never cease!

Michael Perry
Words © 1973 The Jubilate Group (admin. Hope Publishing Company)

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Product Code: 1207, 8475

Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|Metrical Psalms for the Church Year - Hopson|Singing to God - Perry|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Matthew 21:1-9; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 1:68-79, 4:18-19, 19:29-38; John 12:12-15; Isaiah 11:1, 10, 61:1-2

Theme: Advent, Forgiveness, Freedom-Liberation, God - Guide, Guidance, Heaven, Incarnation, Justice & Peace, Mercy, Music & Singing, Palm Sunday, Pilgrimage, Praise of God, Promise & Hope, Redemption

Author(s): Perry, Michael (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: MERLE'S TUNE - Hopson, Hal H. (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.

Date Uploaded: Tue Aug 11 10:55:31 2009

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