Although we have not been faithful, the Lord recalls us and guides us as He did for His people of old.

BibleGateway: Isaiah 63:7-14

ESV Text: Isaiah 63:7-14

Isaiah 63:7–14 (Listen)

The Lord‘s Mercy Remembered


  I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD,
    the praises of the LORD,
  according to all that the LORD has granted us,
    and the great goodness to the house of Israel
  that he has granted them according to his compassion,
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
  For he said, “Surely they are my people,
    children who will not deal falsely.”
    And he became their Savior.
  In all their affliction he was afflicted,1
    and the angel of his presence saved them;
  in his love and in his pity he redeemed them;
    he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.


10   But they rebelled
    and grieved his Holy Spirit;
  therefore he turned to be their enemy,
    and himself fought against them.
11   Then he remembered the days of old,
    of Moses and his people.2
  Where is he who brought them up out of the sea
    with the shepherds of his flock?
  Where is he who put in the midst of them
    his Holy Spirit,
12   who caused his glorious arm
    to go at the right hand of Moses,
  who divided the waters before them
    to make for himself an everlasting name,
13     who led them through the depths?
  Like a horse in the desert,
    they did not stumble.
14   Like livestock that go down into the valley,
    the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest.
  So you led your people,
    to make for yourself a glorious name.

Footnotes

[1] 63:9 Or he did not afflict

[2] 63:11 Or Then his people remembered the days of old, of Moses

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 63

     7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. 8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. 9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. 10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. 11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him? 12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name? 13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble? 14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 159:
Go to Dark Gethsemane

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Go to dark Gethsemane, 
Ye that feel the Tempter’s power; 
Your Redeemer’s conflict see, 
Watch with Him one bitter hour; 
Turn not from His griefs away, 
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 

2. Follow to the judgment-hall, 
View the Lord of life arraigned; 
Oh, the wormwood and the gall! 
Oh, the pangs His soul sustained! 
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; 
Learn of Him to bear the cross. 

3. Calvary’s mournful mountain climb; 
There, adoring at His feet, 
Mark that miracle of time, 
God’s own sacrifice complete. 
“It is finished!” bear Him cry; 
Learn of Jesus Christ to die. 

4. Early hasten to the tomb 
Where they laid His breathless clay; 
All is solitude and gloom,– 
Who hath taken Him away? 
Christ is risen! He meets our eyes. 
Savior, teach us so to rise. 


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