Jesus’ words are good news for those who mourn, and He shows His splendor by uplifting the people.

Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3

ESV Text: Isaiah 61:1-3


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 61

     1 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 66:
Hark the Glad Sound!

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Hark the glad sound! The Savior comes, 
The Savior promised long; 
Let every heart prepare a throne 
And every voice a song. 

2. He comes the prisoners to release, 
In Satan’s bondage held. 
The gates of brass before Him burst, 
The iron fetters yield. 

3. He comes from thickest films of vice 
To clear the mental ray 
And on the eyeballs of the blind 
To pour celestial day. 

4. He comes the broken heart to bind, 
The bleeding soul to cure, 
And with the treasures of His grace 
To enrich the humble poor. 

5. Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace, 
Thy welcome shall proclaim 
And heaven’s eternal arches ring 
With Thy beloved name. 


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