He has Brought us this far by His Grace (Blessed O Blessed be God)

Song title superimposed on background of fire:    1 He has brought us this far by His grace, He has led us by fire and by cloud, He will bring us to Zion to look on His face, O blessed, O blessed be God.  Chorus Blessed be God, Blessed be God, Blessed, O blessed be God. 2 He has sheltered us under His wings, And He planned every path that we've trod. To bring us to Zion His praises to sing. O blessed, O blessed be God.
This short praise song was written by New Zealand singer-songwriter Bonnie Low, and first released in 1976 by Queen St Music.    CCLI list the copyright as 1979 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing, based on the first release in the USA.

The only published sheet music which as been located is in Scripture in Song, Volume II, Songs of the Kingdom, published in 1981 and now out of print.   No recent publications or recordings have been found, although the song is still used in both New Zealand in Asia, at least.  This is sometimes called "He has Brought us Thus Far ...".

The song is set to an unnamed tune, also by Low. This has a 9/8 time signature, and performance notes say to play it moderately with a triplet pulse. In the key of F, the first few notes of the top line are AB C C_ CC_ B A F_.




Examples


Congregation at a thanksgiving service, with actions and praise band backing:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 He has brought us this far by His grace,
... O blessed, O blessed be God.

Chorus
Blessed be God, Blessed be God,
Blessed, O blessed be God.

2 He has sheltered us under His wings,
... O blessed, O blessed be God.

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