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BibleGateway: Isaiah 49:1-13

ESV Text: Isaiah 49:1-13

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     1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. 2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; 3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. 4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God. 5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength. 6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

     7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee. 8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; 9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places. 10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them. 11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted. 12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

     13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 541:
O Blessed Holy Trinity

— Organ Audio

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1. O blessed Holy Trinity, 
Divine, eternal Unity, 
God Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Be Thou this day my Guide and Host. 

2. My soul and body keep from harm, 
O’er all I have extend Thine arm, 
That Satan may not cause distress 
Nor bring me shame and wretchedness. 

3. The Father’s love shield me this day, 
The Son’s pure wisdom cheer my way, 
The Holy Spirit’s light divine 
Illume my heart’s benighted shrine. 

4. My Maker, strengthen Thou my heart, 
O my Redeemer, help impart, 
Blest Comforter, keep at my side 
That faith and love in me abide. 

5. Lord, bless and keep Thou me as Thine; 
Lord, make Thy face upon me shine; 
Lord, lift Thy countenance on me 
And give me peace, sweet peace, from Thee.