O Lord, I will praise Thee: though Thou wast angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, and Thou comfortedst me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation. Isaiah 12:1–2
Words: William Cowper, Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), Book 1, number 58.
Music: Gott sei dank, Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch, by Johann A. Freylinghausen (Halle, Germany: 1704) (🔊 pdf nwc).
I will praise Thee every day,
Now Thine anger’s turned away!
Comfortable thoughts arise
From the bleeding sacrifice.
Here in the fair Gospel field,
Wells of free salvation yield
Streams of life, a plenteous store,
And my soul shall thirst no more.
Jesus is become at length
My salvation and my strength;
And His praises shall prolong,
While I live, my pleasant song.
Praise ye, then, His glorious name,
Publish His exalted fame!
Still His worth your praise exceeds,
Excellent are all His deeds.
Raise again the joyful sound,
Let the nations roll it round!
Zion shout, for this is He,
God the Savior dwells in Thee.