Now Blest Be Israels Lord And God
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.
And rais’d in faithful David’s House,
Salvation, which of old,
Ev’n since the World itself began,
His Prophets had foretold.
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.
That we, from Fear and Danger freed,
His Temple may frequent;
And all our Days, as in his Sight,
In Holiness be spent.
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.
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.