Christ sheweth who he is,
Isaiah 63:1 What is he thys, þt cometh from Edom, wt redd coloured clothes of Bosra: (which is so costly cloth) & cometh in so myghtylye wt all his strength. I am he that teacheth ryghtuousnes, & am of power to helpe.
what his victory over his enemies,
Isaiah 63:2 Wherfore then is thy clothynge read, & thy rayment lyke his that treadeth in the wyne presse? Isaiah 63:3 I haue troaden the presse my selfe alone, and of all people there is not one with me. Thus wyll I treade downe myne enemyes in my wrath, and set my fete vpon them in my indignacyon. And their bloude shalbe spronge vpon my cloothes, and so wyll I stayne all my rayment. Isaiah 63:4 For the daye of vengeaunce is assigned in my hert, & the yeare when my people shall be delyuered, is come. Isaiah 63:5 I loked aboute me, and there was no man to shewe me eny helpe, I maruayled þt no man helde me vp. Then I helde me by myne awne arme, & my feruentnesse susteyned me. Isaiah 63:6 And thus will I treade downe þe people in my wrath, & bathe them in my displeasure: and vpon the earth will I laye their strength.
and what his mercy toward his Church.
Isaiah 63:7 I will declare the goodnesse of þe Lord, ye and the prayse of the Lorde for all that he hath geuen vs, for the greate good þt he hath done for Israell: which he hath gyuen them of his awne fauoure, & accordynge to þe multitude of his louynge kindnesses. Isaiah 63:8 For he sayde: These no doute are my people, & no shrinkynge chyldren, and so he was their sauyoure. Isaiah 63:9 In their troubles he was also troubled wt them, and the angell þt went forth from hys presence, delyuered them: Of very loue & kyndnesse þt he had vnto them, redemed he them. He hath borne them, and caryed them vp euer, sence þe worlde beganne.
In his just wrath he remembereth his free mercy.
Isaiah 63:10 But after they prouoked him to wrath & vexed his holy mynde he was their enemye, & fought agaynst them him selfe. Isaiah 63:11 Yet remembred Israell the olde tyme of Moses & his people. sayinge wher is he þt brought them from þe water of the see, with them þt fead his shepe? where is he þt hath geuen his holy sprete amonge them? Isaiah 63:12 he ledd them by the ryght hande of Moses with hys glorious arme: deuidinge þe water before them (wherby he gat him selfe an euerlastinge name) Isaiah 63:13 he led them in the depe, as an horse is led in þe playne, þt they shulde not stomble, Isaiah 63:14 as a tame beast goeth in the felde: and the breath gyuen of God gyueth him rest. Thus (O God) hast thou led thy people, to make thy selfe a glorious name with all.
The Church in their prayer,
Isaiah 63:15 Loke downe then from heauen, & beholde the dwellynge place of thy sanctuary & thy glory. Howe is it, þt thy gelousy, thy strength, the multitude of thy mercyes & thy louynge kyndnesse, wyll not be entreated of vs? Isaiah 63:16 Yet art thou our father. For Abraham knoweth vs not, nether is Israel acquaynted wt vs. But þu Lorde art our father & redemer, & thy name is euerlastynge.
and complaint, profess their faith.
Isaiah 63:17 O Lorde, wherfore hast þu led vs out of thy waye: Wherfore hast thou hardened our hertes, þt we feare the not? Be at one wt vs agayne, for thy seruauntes sake and for the generacyon of thyne herytage. Isaiah 63:18 Thy people hath had but lytle of thy Sanctuary in possessyon, for oure enemyes haue troden downe the holy place. Isaiah 63:19 And we were thyne from the begynnynge: when thou wast not their Lorde, for they haue not called vpon thy name.