Surely it is God who saves me!

BibleGateway: Isaiah 12:1-6

ESV Text: Isaiah 12:1-6

Isaiah 12

The Lord Is My Strength and My Song

12:1   You1 will say in that day:
  “I will give thanks to you, O LORD,
    for though you were angry with me,
  your anger turned away,
    that you might comfort me.

  “Behold, God is my salvation;
    I will trust, and will not be afraid;
  for the LORD GOD2 is my strength and my song,
    and he has become my salvation.”

With joy you3 will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day:

  “Give thanks to the LORD,
    call upon his name,
  make known his deeds among the peoples,
    proclaim that his name is exalted.

  “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously;
    let this be made known4 in all the earth.
  Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
    for great in your5 midst is the Holy One of Israel.”


[1] 12:1 The Hebrew for you is singular in verse 1

[2] 12:2 Hebrew for Yah, the Lord

[3] 12:3 The Hebrew for you is plural in verses 3, 4

[4] 12:5 Or this is made known

[5] 12:6 The Hebrew for your in verse 6 is singular, referring to the inhabitant of Zion


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 12

     1 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. 2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

     4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. 5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. 6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 742:
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

1. Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven; 
To His feet your tribute bring. 
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, 
Evermore His praises sing: 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Praise the everlasting King. 

2. Praise Him for His grace and favor 
To His people in distress. 
Praise Him still the same as ever, 
Slow to chide, and swift to bless. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Glorious in His faithfulness. 

3. Father-like He tends and spares us; 
Well our feeble frame He knows. 
In His hands He gently bears us, 
Rescues us from all our foes. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Widely yet His mercy flows. 

4. Frail as summer’s flower we flourish, 
Blows the wind and it is gone; 
But while mortals rise and perish 
Our God lives unchanging on, 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Praise the High Eternal One! 

Hymn: LSB 927 First Song of Isaiah