Kirtland Temple
A National Historic Landmark

Redeemer of Israel


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 companion, our all.

2.   We know he is coming
      To gather his sheep,
And plant them in Zion, in love,
   For why in the valley
      Of death should they weep,
Or alone in the wilderness rove?

3.   How long we have wandered
      As strangers in sin,
And cried in the desert for thee!
   Our foes have rejoic'd
      When our sorrows they've seen,
But Israel will shortly be free.

4. As children of Zion
      Good tidings for us:
The tokens already appear;
   Fear not and be just,
      For the kingdom is ours,
And the hour of redemption is near.

5.   The secret of heaven,
      The myst'ry below,
That many have sought for so long,
   We know that we know,
      For the spirit of Christ,
Tells his servants they cannot be wrong.

 

Source: The Evening and the Morning Star (June 1832); reprint, Mühringen, Western Germany: R. Wochner K.G., 1969. Also found in Emma’s 1835 hymnal.


 

 

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