1 Blessed be the God of Israel
who sets his people free;
the mighty saviour has appeared
to bring us liberty.

2 This news fulfils God's word which came
to prophets long before:
the promise made to Abraham,
the solemn oath God swore.

3 Among us walks the Lord Most High!
How favoured is the child
who bids God's people turn from sin,
and so be reconciled!

4 Earth's shadows shall be swept away
and darkness shall decrease,
and God's compassion brightly shine
to guide our feet in peace.

David Mowbray (born 1938) from Luke 1
© David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns