1000 Songs/Praise be to the Lord the God of Israel Luke 1:67-79
Praise be to the Lord the God of Israel (Song of Zacharias) Luke 1:67-79
Text[edit | edit source]
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a might savior, born of the house of his servant David. Through his holy prophets he promised of old, that he would save us from our enemies, form the hands of all who hate us. He promised to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant. This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham, to set us free from the hands of our enemies, Free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life. You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, To give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins. 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.
Author[edit | edit source]
The author is Luke an apostle and disciple of Jesus Christ. Also the author of the new testament book Luke.
Translations/Challenges[edit | edit source]
For greek and latin translation go here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedictus_(Song_of_Zechariah)
Editor's Choice[edit | edit source]
Luke 1:67-79 (MSG) Then Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied,
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he came and set his people free. He set the power of salvation in the center of our lives, and in the very house of David his servant, Just as he promised long ago through the preaching of his holy prophets: Deliverance from our enemies and every hateful hand; Mercy to our fathers, as he remembers to do what he said he’d do, What he swore to our father Abraham— a clean rescue from the enemy camp, So we can worship him without a care in the world, made holy before him as long as we live. And you, my child, “Prophet of the Highest,” will go ahead of the Master to prepare his ways, Present the offer of salvation to his people, the forgiveness of their sins. Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God’s Sunrise will break in upon us, Shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, Then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace.
Go try out your favorite translations to see which one you like the most. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%201:67-79&version=MSG
Music[edit | edit source]
Version 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_FS67Lc8HQ Version 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4xqjTFXfc Version 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptF0aybnoUc Version 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrlTh4nvkqs
Tune[edit | edit source]
For common tunes and charts go to... http://www.hymnary.org/text/blessed_be_the_lord_the_god_of_israel_he In the contents box there is a section on tunes and it will direct you to the tunes.
Tune written by a band called For Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt99DW8iVMc
Arrangements[edit | edit source]
Multiple arrangements can be found at Hymnary.org
Editor's Choice[edit | edit source]
I prefer reading through the text while listening to For Today's musical arrangement.
Background[edit | edit source]
The text comes from the New Testament Gospel of Luke. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedictus_(Song_of_Zechariah)
Author biography[edit | edit source]
Author's circumstances[edit | edit source]
Author is writing this after the events happened.