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1: O god, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
2: The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
3: Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
4: We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
5: How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
6: Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
7: For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
8: O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
9: Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.
10: Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.
11: Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
12: And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
13: So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
1: Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
2: Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.
3: Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
4: O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
5: Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
6: Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.
7: Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
8: Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
9: Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.
10: The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.
11: She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.
12: Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?
13: The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
14: Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;
15: And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
16: It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
17: Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
18: So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
19: Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
1: Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
2: Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
3: For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
4: Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
5: My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
6: Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
7: Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
8: For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
9: Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
10: Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
11: Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
12: I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
13: And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
14: The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
15: But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
16: And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
17: Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
18: There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
19: These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
20: Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
21: Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
22: Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
23: But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
1: Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2: Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3: For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
4: For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5: Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
6: Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
7: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
8: Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
9: Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10: The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11: Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
12: For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.
13: Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14: As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
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United Pentecostal Church International
8855 Dunn Road
Hazelwood, MO 63042