Isaiah 62:3–5 (Listen)
3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken,1
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate,2
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,3
and your land Married;4
for the LORD delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your sons marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.
Hymn: WS 779, st. 1-3: Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven
1. Redeemed,restored, forgiven
Through Jesus’ precious blood,
Heirs of His home in heaven
Oh, praise our pard’ning God!
Praise Him in tuneful measures
Who gave His Son to die;
Praise Him whose sev’n fold treasures
Enrich and sanctify.
2. Once on the dreary mountain
We wandered far and wide,
Far from the cleansing fountain,
Far from the pierced side.
But Jesus sought and found us;
Our many sins He bore.
With cords of love He bound us
To Him forevermore.
3. Dear Master, Yours the glory
Of each recovered soul.
Ah, who can tell the story
Of love that made us whole?
Not ours, not ours the merit;
To You alone the praise!
Give us a thankful spirit
To serve You all our days.