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Redeemer of Israel

Redeemer of Israel / Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight, On whom for / Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight, On whom / Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight

Original language: English

Words: Joseph Swain
Music: Freeman Lewis

Transcribed by Samuel Bradshaw from public domain sources, unless otherwise noted.

Redeemer of Israel
, Jun 1832


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 comingTo gather his sheep,And plant them in Zion, in love,For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or alone in the wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoic’dWhen our sorrows they’ve seen,But Israel will shortly be free.
4. As children of ZionGood 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.

Redeemer of Israel
, Jan 1835


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 comingTo gather his sheep,And plant them in Zion, in love,For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or alone in the wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoic’dWhen our sorrows they’ve seen,But Israel will shortly be free.
4. As children of ZionGood 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 mys’try 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.

Redeemer of Israel
, 6


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 comingTo gather his sheep,And plant them in Zion, in love,For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or alone in the wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wander’dAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoic’dWhen our sorrows they’ve seen;But Israel will shortly be free.
4. As children of ZionGood 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.

Redeemer of Israel
, 192


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 valleyOf death should they weep,Or alone in the wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoic’dWhen our sorrows they’ve seen,But Israel will shortly be free.
4. As children of ZionGood tidings for us;The tokens already appear;Fear not, and be just,For the kingdom is ours,And the hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 194


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. We know He is coming,To gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedWhen 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;The hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 119


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 comingTo gather his sheep,And plant them in Zion, in love,For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or alone in the wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wander’dAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoic’dWhen our sorrows they’ve seen,But Israel will shortly be free.
4. As children of ZionGood 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.

Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight
, 134


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 comingTo gather his sheep,And plant them in Zion, in love,For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or alone in the wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wander’dAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoic’dWhen our sorrows they’ve seen;But Israel will shortly be free.
4. As children of ZionGood 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,

Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight
, 125


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 comingTo gather his sheep,And plant them in Zion, in love,For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or alone in the wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wander’dAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoic’dWhen our sorrows they’ve seen;But Israel will shortly be free.
4. As children of ZionGood 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,

Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight
, 15


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 comingTo gather his sheep,And plant them in Zion, in love,For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or alone in the wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wander’dAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoic’dWhen our sorrows they’ve seen;But Israel will shortly be free.
4. As children of ZionGood 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,

Redeemer of Israel
, 319


1. Redeemer of Israel,Our only delight,On whom for a blessing we call;Our shadow by day,and our pillar by nightOur King, our Deliv’rer, our all!
2. We know he is comingTo gather his sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyof death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wander’dAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoicedwhen our sorrows they’ve seen,But Israel will shortly be free.

Redeemer of Israel
, 319


1. Redeemer of Israel,Our only delight,On whom for a blessing we call;Our shadow by day,and our pillar by nightOur King, our Deliv’rer, our all!
2. We know he is comingTo gather his sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyof death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wander’dAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoicedwhen our sorrows they’ve seen,But Israel will shortly be free.

Redeemer of Israel
, 319


1. Redeemer of Israel,Our only delight,On whom for a blessing we call;Our shadow by day,and our pillar by nightOur King, our Deliv’rer, our all!
2. We know he is comingTo gather his sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyof death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wander’dAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoicedwhen our sorrows they’ve seen,But Israel will shortly be free.

Redeemer of Israel
, 319


1. Redeemer of Israel,Our only delight,On whom for a blessing we call;Our shadow by day,and our pillar by nightOur King, our Deliv’rer, our all!
2. We know he is comingTo gather his sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyof death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wander’dAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for thee!Our foes have rejoicedwhen our sorrows they’ve seen,But Israel will shortly be free.

Redeemer of Israel
, 202a


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. We know He is comingTo gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyof death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedwhen 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;The hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 202a


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. We know He is comingTo gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyof death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedwhen 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;The hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 202a


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. We know He is comingTo gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyof death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedwhen 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;The hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 171


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. We know He is comingTo gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedWhen 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;The hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 171


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. We know He is comingTo gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedWhen 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;The hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 133


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. We know He is comingTo gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedWhen 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;The hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 133


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. We know He is comingTo gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedWhen 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;The hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 133


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. We know He is comingTo gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love,For why in the valleyof death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedWhen our sorrows they’ve seen,But Israel will shortly be free.
4. As children of ZionGood tidings for us,The tokens already appear;Fear not, and be justFor the kingdom is ours;The hour of redemption is near.

Redeemer of Israel
, 16


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. We know He is comingTo gather His sheep,And lead them to Zion in love;For why in the valleyOf death should they weep,Or in the lone wilderness rove?
3. How long we have wanderedAs strangers in sin,And cried in the desert for Thee!Our foes have rejoicedWhen 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;The hour of redemption is near.

These charts show information about the frequency and use of this song in English LDS hymnbooks. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

Redeemer of Israel

, no. 6

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel

, 26

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel

, 2a

Redeemer of Israel

, 16

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel

, 5

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Redeemer of Israel

, no. 6

Redeemer of Israel

, no. 6

Redeemer of Israel

, 195

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel (Men’s Voices)

, 333

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel

, 195

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel (Men’s Voices)

, 333

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel

, 195

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel (Men’s Voices)

, 333

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel

, 195

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel

, 332

Adapt.: William W. Phelps

Redeemer of Israel

, 231

Redeemer of Israel

, 16

Arr.: Brigham Cecil Gates

Redeemer of Israel

, 16

Arr.: Brigham Cecil Gates

Redeemer of Israel

, 16

Arr.: Brigham Cecil Gates

Redeemer of Israel

, 16

Arr.: Brigham Cecil Gates

Redeemer of Israel

, 133

Redeemer of Israel

, 133

Redeemer of Israel

, 133

Redeemer of Israel

, 133

Redeemer of Israel

, 133

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About the tune composer

Freeman Lewis

Redeemer of Israel

, 171

Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight

, 15

Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight

, 125

Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight

, 134

Redeemer of Israel

, 119

Redeemer of Israel

, 192

Redeemer of Israel, Our only delight

, 42

Redeemer of Israel

, 6

Redeemer of Israel

, Jan 1835

About the tune composer

None