Surely, it is God who saves me;
I will trust and not be afraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense,
and God will be my Savior.
1 Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing
from the springs of salvation
and on that day you shall say,
“Give thanks to the Lord
and call upon God’s name.” [Refrain]
2 Make God’s deeds known among the peoples;
see that they remember that the Lord is exalted.
Sing the praises of the Lord,
for God has done great things
and this is known in all the world. [Refrain]
3 Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion;
ring out your joy,
for the great one in the midst of you
is the Holy One of Israel. [Refrain]
|First Line:||Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing|
|Title:||Surely, It Is God Who Saves Me|
|Scripture:||Psalm 9:9; Psalm 18:2; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 56:11; Psalm 56:4; Psalm 68:5; Psalm 144:2; Proverbs 23:11; Isaiah 12:2-6; Isaiah 49:8-16; John 4:13|
|Topic:||God's Covenant with Israel; Morning; Thanksgiving|
|Source:||The Draft Proposed Book of Common Prayer, 1976, alt.|
|Refrain First Line:||Surely, it is God who saves me|
|Composer:||Jack Noble White (1976)|
|Copyright:||© 1977 Charles Mortimer Guilbert (admin. Church Publishing, Inc.)|
This text is a slightly altered form of an adaptation of Isaiah 12:2–6 that appears as a canticle for Morning Prayer in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church. This selection is identified there as The First Song of Isaiah, a title that influenced the tune name.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|