Promised Purpose - Carol Series (12)


Hymn & Tune: 'God rest ye merry, gentlemen'

Luke 1 v.67-76

Part of the 'Benedictus' for Christmas Eve


Zacharias, his prophecy

At son John's birth it be

He filled with the Holy Spirit

His way by the Lord lit

He said, Blessed be the Lord God, He

Comes to His people, see



Message of John Baptist's mission known

His mission known

Unto his father it was shown


For the Lord God has visitéd

His people redeeméd

And has raised up His strength this hour

Of salvation, His power

For His people, as He did speak

By prophets humble, meek - Chorus


It is that we should be saved so

From enemies, this know

And from hand of all that us hate

Who would spoil our estate

To perform the mercy promised

To ancestors, not missed - Chorus


Adn to remember His holy

Covenant, firm it be

The oath which He did sware unto

Our father Abraham true

That He would grant unto us, we

Be redeemed by Him free - Chorus


That we from enemies be freed

Might serve Him whole indeed

Without fear*, and in holiness

And too in righteousness

All the days of our life, and you

John are His prophet true - Chorus


* 'fear' here means: without 'afraid' type of fear.

There is 'godly fear' though, in serving our Lord.


  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 24th, 2022 03:11
  • Comment from author about the poem: A Carol-Poem. Verses in Chorus in 8.4.8. This continues in another Carol tomorrow.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 18


  • orchidee

    In the carol title, there is a comma after 'merry'.

  • crypticbard

    To be voiceless like Zacharias until the appointed time has come. Now that is a telling revelation!

    • orchidee

      Thanks merry, erm, CB. It was known as - long word now! - psychophonosthenia.
      That's psycho-phonos-thenia - 'soul-sound-less'!
      Yep, only Fido knew that word. I only found it by searching google.

    • Neville

      Happy Christmas Steven & may you & yours enjoy the grooviest of New Years .............. Neville 🙂

      • orchidee

        Thanks Neville. Seasons Greetings to you too!

      • Bella Shepard

        You always give us beautiful words and music my friend, Thank you. A very Happy Christmas to you and Fido!

        • orchidee

          Thanks Bella. Happy Christmas to you too!

        • Goldfinch60

          Good one Orchi.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Gold.

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