When Old Zechariah Saw What God Had Done
MUELLER (220.127.116.11) ("Away in a Manger")
When old Zechariah saw what God had done,
He knew that the promised Messiah would come.
His speech was restored and his friends were amazed;
Recalling his words, we now offer God praise:
You've looked down with favor and rescued your own.
You've sent us a Savior from King David's throne.
The prophets once told us, "It's part of God's plan!"
And now we behold this: We're saved by your hand.
You keep what you promise and so we are blest;
In mercy you saved us when we were oppressed.
As Abraham heard you, we've heard your call too;
We're saved, so we'll serve you in all that we do.
We thank you, O God, that John pointed the way;
In Jesus our Lord now, we've seen your new day.
In Christ, the dawn brightens and death's shadows cease;
We'll live in your light and be guided in peace.
Biblical Reference: Luke 1:57-79
Tune: James Ramsey Murray, 1887 ("Away in a Manger")
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