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As in his famous 40th chapter, Isaiah here too rejoices that God comforts His people with the gospel of salvation.

BibleGateway: Isaiah 12:1-6

ESV Text: Isaiah 12:1-6

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     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: TLH 61:
Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People

— Organ Audio

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1. Comfort, comfort, ye My people, 
Speak ye peace, thus saith our God; 
Comfort those who sit in darkness, 
Mourning ‘neath their sorrows’ load. 
Speak ye to Jerusalem 
Of the peace that waits for them; 
Tell her that her sins I cover 
And her warfare now is over. 

2. Yea, her sins our God will pardon, 
Blotting out each dark misdeed; 
All that well deserved His anger 
He no more will see or heed. 
She hath suffered many a day, 
Now her griefs have passed away; 
God will change her pining sadness 
Into ever-springing gladness. 

3. Hark, the Herald’s voice is crying 
In the desert far and near, 
Bidding all men to repentance 
Since the Kingdom now is here. 
Oh, that warning cry obey! 
Now prepare for God a way; 
Let the valleys rise to meet Him 
And the hills bow down to greet Him. 

4. Make ye straight what long was crooked, 
Make the rougher places plain; 
Let your hearts be true and humble, 
As befits His holy reign. 
For the glory of the Lord 
Now o’er earth is shed abroad, 
And all flesh shall see the token 
That His Word is never broken.