71. Surely, It Is God Who Saves Me

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]

Text Information
First Line: Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing
Title: Surely, It Is God Who Saves Me
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
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.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Surely, it is God who saves me
Tune Information
Composer: Jack Noble White (1976)
Meter: Irregular
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1977 Charles Mortimer Guilbert (admin. Church Publishing, Inc.)

Text Information:

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.

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