On 1 May 1832 W. W. Phelps was given the task to "correct
and print the Hymns which had been selected by Emma Smith, in fulfillment
of the revelation."  The first issue of The
Evening and the Morning Star came off Phelps' press in June. "Redeemer
of Israel" was among the six hymns printed in this issue.
Inspired by a hymn by Joseph Swain, Phelps rewrote the
song capturing "both the excitement and struggles of the new movement,"
 comparing the trials of the church to
those of the ancient Hebrews. 
Transcriptions of the following are available: