Praise and prayer
I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord,
the deeds for which he is to be praised,
according to all the Lord has done for us –
yes, the many good things
he has done for Israel,
according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
He said, ‘Surely they are my people,
children who will be true to me’;
and so he became their Saviour.
In all their distress he too was distressed,
and the angel of his presence saved them.[a]
In his love and mercy he redeemed them;
he lifted them up and carried them
all the days of old.
- Isaiah 63:9 Or Saviour 9 in their distress. / It was no envoy or angel / but his own presence that saved them