1 O bless the God of Israel,
Sing His Praises with thanksgiving;
He came to help his people,
He has set them free and saved them

2 He raised a mighty Saviour
From the royal house of David;
Fulfilling all He promised
Through the lips of holy prophets.

3 He said that He would save us
From the hands of all who hate us;
To show His loving mercy,
And fulfil His solemn promise.

4 And through this great deliverance,
Free from fear, we now can serve Him
In holy, righteous living,
In His presence, all our lifetime.

5 And you shall be God's prophet,
To prepare the Lord's way for Him,
And lead His pardoned people
To a knowledge of salvation.

6 In tender love and mercy
He has visited His people,
To lighten death's dark shadow,
And in paths of peace to lead them.

James Edward Seddon (1915 - 1983) after Benedictus
© The Representatives of the late James Edward Seddon / Jubilate Hymns
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