Redeemer of Israel

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  1. 1. Redeemer of Israel,
    Our only delight,
    On whom for a blessing we call,
    Our shadow by day
    And our pillar by night,
    Our King, our Deliv'rer, our all!
  2. 2. We know he is coming
    To gather his sheep
    And lead them to Zion in love,
    For why in the valley
    Of death should they weep
    Or in the lone wilderness rove?
  3. 3. How long we have wandered
    As strangers in sin
    And cried in the desert for thee!
    Our foes have rejoiced
    When our sorrows they've seen,
    But Israel will shortly be free.
  4. 4. As children of Zion,
    Good tidings for us.
    The tokens already appear.
    Fear not, and be just,
    For the kingdom is ours.
    The hour of redemption is near.
  5. 5. Restore, my dear Savior,
    The light of thy face;
    Thy soul-cheering comfort impart;
    And let the sweet longing
    For thy holy place
    Bring hope to my desolate heart.
  6. 6. He looks! and ten thousands
    Of angels rejoice,
    And myriads wait for his word;
    He speaks! and eternity,
    Filled with his voice,
    Re-echoes the praise of the Lord.
  7. Text: William W. Phelps, 1792-1872; adapted from Joseph Swain, 1761-1796. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.
    Music: Freeman Lewis, 1780-1859