Redeemer of Israel

 


Lyrics

  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.

Text: William W. Phelps, 1792–1872; adapted from Joseph Swain, 1761–1796. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

Music: Freeman Lewis, 1780–1859

Book
Hymns
Hymn Number
6
Music
Freeman Lewis, 1780–1859
Text
Joseph Swain, 1761–1796. William W. Phelps, 1792–1872.
Scriptures
Exodus 13:21–22, 1 Nephi 22:12
Meter
11 8 11 8
Topic
Gathering of Israel, Jesus Christ—Second Coming, Jesus Christ—Shepherd
Tune
Dulcimer
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Penebus Israel (Buku Nyanyian Pujian)
5
Dansk
Nu Israels Genløser (Salmebog)
5
Deutsch
Herr, unser Erlöser (Gesangbuch)
5
Español
Oh Dios de Israel (Himnario)
5
Français
Sauveur d’Israël (Cantiques)
5
Gagana Samoa
Fa‘aola o Isaraelu (Viiga)
5
Italiano
O Re d’Israele (Innario)
6
Latviešu Valoda
Ak, Israēla Glābēj! (Garīgo dziesmu grāmata)
5
Lea Fakatonga
Huhuʻi ʻo ʻIsileli
5
Lietuvių Kalba
Izraelio Išpirkėjas (Giesmynas)
6
Magyar
Izráel Szentje (Himnuszoskönyv)
6
Norsk
Snart Israels Forløser (Salmebok)
5
Português
Cantando Louvamos (Hinário)
50
Q'eqchi'
At xDios Israel
5
Reo Tahiti
E te Fa’aora o ’Īserā’ela
6
Română
Mântuitorul Israelului (Imnuri)
5
Suomi
On Vapahtaja Israelin (Laulukirja)
5
Svenska
Han kommer, Förlossar’n för Israels hus (Psalmboken)
5
Tagalog
Manunubos ng Israel (Himnaryo)
5
Български
Спасителю на Израил (Сборник химни)
5
Русский
Искупитель Израиля (Книга гимнов)
5
Українська
Спокутар Ізраїля (Збірник гімнів)
5
ภาษาไทย
พระผู้ไถ่แห่งอิสราเอล (หนังสือเพลงสวด)
5
한국어
이스라엘 구속주 (찬송가)
27
中文
以色列的救贖主 (聖詩選輯)
6
日本語
イスラエルの救い主 (賛美歌集)
4
 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performance

Watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform an arrangement of this hymn.