Christ sheweth who he is,
Isaiah 63:1 Who [is] this that commeth from Edom, with died garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, trauelling in the greatnesse of his strength? I that speake in righteousnesse, mightie to saue.
what his victory over his enemies,
Isaiah 63:2 Wherefore [art] thou red in thine apparell, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? Isaiah 63:3 I haue troden the winepresse alone, and of the people [there was] none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my furie, and their blood shall be sprinkled vpon my garments, and I will staine all my raiment. Isaiah 63:4 For the day of vengeance [is] in mine heart, and the yeere of my redeemed is come. Isaiah 63:5 And I looked, and [there was] none to helpe; and I wondered that [there was] none to vphold: therefore mine owne arme brought saluation vnto me, and my furie, it vpheld me. Isaiah 63:6 And I will tread downe the people in mine anger, & make them drunke in my furie, and I will bring downe their strength to the earth.
and what his mercy toward his Church.
Isaiah 63:7 I will mention the louing kindnesses of the LORD, [and] the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on vs; and the great goodnes towards the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them, according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his louing kindnesses. Isaiah 63:8 For hee said, Surely they [are] my people, children [that] will not lie: so hee was their sauiour. Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the Angel of his presence saued them: in his loue and in his pitie hee redeemed them, and he bare them, and caried them all the dayes of olde.
In his just wrath he remembereth his free mercy.
Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy spirit: therefore hee was turned to be their enemie, [and] he fought against them. Isaiah 63:11 Then he remembred the dayes of old, Moses [and] his people, [saying]; Where [is hee] that brought them vp out of the Sea, with the shepheard of his flocke? where [is hee] that put his holy Spirit within him? Isaiah 63:12 That led [them] by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arme, diuiding the water before them, to make himselfe an euerlasting name? Isaiah 63:13 That led them through the deepe as an horse in the wildernesse, [that] they should not stumble? Isaiah 63:14 As a beast goeth downe into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so diddest thou leade thy people, to make thy selfe a glorious Name.
The Church in their prayer,
Isaiah 63:15 Looke downe from heauen, and behold from the habitation of thy holinesse, and of thy glory: where [is] thy zeale and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels, and of thy mercies towards me? are they restrained? Isaiah 63:16 Doubtlesse thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of vs, and Israel acknowledge vs not: thou, O LORD art our Father, our Redeemer, thy Name [is] from euerlasting.
and complaint, profess their faith.
Isaiah 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made vs to erre from thy wayes? [and] hardened our heart from thy feare? Returne for thy seruants sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. Isaiah 63:18 The people of thy holinesse haue possessed [it] but a little while: our aduersaries haue troden downe thy Sanctuarie. Isaiah 63:19 Wee are [thine], thou neuer barest rule ouer them, they were not called by thy Name.