Canticle of Zechariah Benedictus; Luke 1:68-79

Canticle of Zechariah Benedictus; Luke 1:68-79

PH 601, 602; PS 158-160  (Note:  A Musical Setting for this can be found in the Presbyterian Hymnal at #601 or 602, or in Psalms for Singing #158-160, and many other places.   If you have a favorite setting, or a recording of one, please mention it in a comment.  Thank you.)

Refrain:           You have come to your people*

And set them free.

Or

In the tender compassion of our God*

The dawn from on high shall break upon us.

For Advent:  The Lord proclaims:  Repent,*

The kingdom of God is upon you.  Alleluia!

R

Blessed are you, Lord, the God of Israel;*

You have come to your people and set them free.

You have raised up for us a mighty Savior,*

Born of the house of your servant David.  R

Through your holy prophets, you promised of old

To save us from our enemies,*

From the hands of all who hate us,

To show mercy to our forebears,*

And to remember your holy covenant.  R

This was the oath you swore to our father Abraham:*

To set us free from the hands of our enemies,

Free to worship you without fear,*

Holy and righteous before you,

All the days of our life.  R

And you, child shall be called the prophet of the Most High, *

For you will go before the Lord to prepare the way,

To give God’s people knowledge of salvation*

By the forgiveness of their sins.  R

In the tender compassion of our God*

The dawn from on high shall break upon us,

To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,*

And to guide our feet into the way of peace.  R

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