Isaiah 40:1–2 (Listen)
Comfort for God’s People
40:1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and cry to her
that her warfare1 is ended,
that her iniquity is pardoned,
that she has received from the LORD’s hand
double for all her sins.
Isaiah 1:31 (Listen)
31 And the strong shall become tinder,
and his work a spark,
and both of them shall burn together,
with none to quench them.
Romans 5:20 (Listen)
20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
Hymn: TLH 61, st. 1 :
Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People
1. Comfort, comfort, ye My people,
Speak ye peace, thus saith our God;
Comfort those who sit in darkness,
Mourning ‘neath their sorrows’ load.
Speak ye to Jerusalem
Of the peace that waits for them;
Tell her that her sins I cover
And her warfare now is over.