Number: 601
Title: Song of Zechariah
Composer: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Scripture: Luke 1:68-79
Theme: Service Music

1.  Blest be the God of Israel,
    The ever-living Lord.
    You come in power to save Your own,
    Your people Israel.
    For Israel You now raise up
    Salvation's tower on high
    In David's house, who reigned as king
    And servant of the Lord.

2.  Through holy prophets did You speak
    Your word in days of old,
    That You would save us from our foes
    And all who bear us ill.
    On Sinai You gave to us
    Your covenant of love;
    So with us now You keep Your word
    In love that knows no end.

3.  Of old You gave Your solemn oath
    To father Abraham:
    Whose seed a mighty race should be
    And blest forevermore.
    You vowed to set Your people free
    From fear of every foe,
    That we might serve You all our days 
    In goodness, love, and peace.

4.  O tiny child, Your name shall be
    The prophet of the Lord;
    The way of God You will prepare
    To make God's coming known.
    You shall proclaim to Israel
    Salvation's dawning day,
    When God shall wipe away all sins
    With mercy and with love.

5.  The rising sun shall shine on us
    To bring the light of day
    To all who sit in darkest night
    And shadow of the grave.
    Our footsteps God shall safely guide
    To walk the ways of peace,
    Whose name forevermore be blest,
    Who lives and loves and saves.