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Text: Cathy Ammlung
Music: (Hymn Tune)
Tune: Angelic Songs
Scripture: Luke 1:68-79
1. Bless Israel's God; he has reedemed his people:
Raised up a Savior born from David's line;
Promised of old, through prophets' proclamation,
to save from deadly foes with pow'r divine;
promised to show our fathers mercy sure;
promised his covenant forever shall endure.
2. Through Abraham, God swore an oath to save us
from hands of foes, to serve him fearlessly
in holiness and righteousness before him,
there to adore and bless him constantly.
You, child, God's prophet, go before his face
give saving knowledge of forgiveness and God's grace!
3. Tenderly, God bestows his love and mercy;
his heav'nly Dayspring shines upon our plight.
Darkness and death no longer can confound us:
In paths of peace, he guides us by his light.
Glory to Father, Son, and Spirit, Lord
God who through all the ages ever is adored!
This liturgical paraphrase of the Benedictus
is sung to the tune of: "Angelic Songs" (also known as "Tidings)
and is written to be used for Morning Prayer.