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The Lord was willing to endure “shame and spitting” for us.

BibleGateway: Isaiah 50:7-11

ESV Text: Isaiah 50:7-11

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:11 and ends at about 2:17

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7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. 8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me. 9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.

     10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God. 11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 528, st. 11-15:
If God Himself be for Me

— Organ Audio

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11. Who clings with resolution 
To Him whom Satan hates 
Must look for persecution; 
For him the burden waits 
Of mockery, shame, and losses, 
Heaped on his blameless head; 
A thousand plagues and crosses 
Will be his daily bread. 

12. From me this is not hidden, 
Yet I am not afraid; 
I leave my cares, as bidden, 
To whom my vows were paid. 
Though life and limb it cost me 
And everything I won, 
Unshaken shall I trust Thee 
And cleave to Thee alone. 

13. Though earth be rent asunder, 
Thou’rt mine eternally; 
Not fire nor sword nor thunder 
Shall sever me from Thee; 
Not hunger, thirst, nor danger, 
Not pain nor poverty 
Nor mighty princes’ anger 
Shall ever hinder me. 

14. No angel and no gladness, 
No throne, no pomp, no show, 
No love, no hate, no sadness, 
No pain, no depth of woe, 
No scheme of man’s contrivance, 
However small or great, 
Shall draw me from Thy guidance 
Nor from Thee separate. 

15. My heart for joy is springing 
And can no more be sad, 
‘Tis full of mirth and singing, 
Sees naught but sunshine glad. 
The Sun that cheers my spirit 
Is Jesus Christ, my King; 
That which I shall inherit 
Makes me rejoice and sing.