Christ sheweth who he is,
Isaiah 63:1 What is he thys, that cometh from Edom, with stayned read clothes of Bolra: (whyche is so costly cloth) and cometh in so nimbly wyth all his strength: I am he that teachech ryghteousnes, and am of power to helpe.
what his victory over his enemies,
Isaiah 63:2 Wherfore then is thy clothinge reade, and thy rayment lyke his that treadeth in the wyne presse? Isaiah 63:3 I haue troden the presse my self alone, and of al people, there was not one with me. Thus haue I troden doune myne enemyes in my wrath, and set my fete vpon them in my indignacyon. And their bloude sprange vpon my clothes, and so haue I stayned al my raiment. Isaiah 63:4 For the day of vengeaunce that I haue taken in hande, and the yeare of my delyueraunce is come. Isaiah 63:5 I loked aboute me, and there was noman to shewe me any helpe, I fell doune, & no man helde me vp. Then I held me by myne owne arme, and my feruentnesse susteyned me: Isaiah 63:6 and thus haue I troden doune the people in my wrath, and bathed them in my displeasure: In so muche that I haue shed their bloude vpon the earth.
and what his mercy toward his Church.
Isaiah 63:7 I wyl declare the goodnesse of the Lorde, yea and the prayse of the Lorde for all that he hath geuen vs, for the great good that he hath done for Israel: whyche he hath geuen them of hys owne fauoure, and accordynge to the multytude of hys louynge kyndnesses. Isaiah 63:8 For he sayde: These no doute wylbe my people and no shrynkynge chyldren, and so he was their sauyoure. Isaiah 63:9 In their troubles he forsoke them not, but the aungel that went forthe from his presence delyuered them. Of very loue & kindnesse that he had vnto them, redemed he them. He hath borne them, and caryed them vp euer, sence the worlde beganne.
In his just wrath he remembereth his free mercy.
Isaiah 63:10 But after they prouoked hym to wrath, and vexed hys holy mynd, he was their enemye, and fought against them him selfe. Isaiah 63:11 Yet remembred he þe olde tyme of Moses and hys people: How he brought them from the water of the sea, as a sheperde doth wyth his shepe: how he had geuen his holy spyryte amonge them: Isaiah 63:12 howe he had led Moses by the ryght hande with hys glorious arme: how he had deuided the water before them (wherby he gat him selfe an euerlasting name) Isaiah 63:13 how he led them in þe depe as an horse is led in the playne, that they shoulde not stomble. Isaiah 63:14 The spirite of the Lorde led them, as a tame beast goeth in the felde. Thus (O God) hast thou led thy people, to make thy selfe a glorious name wyth all.
The Church in their prayer,
Isaiah 63:15 Loke doune then from heauen, and beholde the dwellinge place of thy sanctuary and thy glory: how is it, that they gelousy, thy strength the multitude of thy mercyes, & thy louynge kindnesse, will not be entreated of vs. Isaiah 63:16 Yet art thou oure father: For Abraham knoweth vs not, neither is Israel acquainted with vs. But thou Lorde art oure father and redemer and thy name is euerlastinge.
and complaint, profess their faith.
Isaiah 63:17 O Lord wherfore hast thou led vs out of thy waye? wherfore hast thou hardened our hertes, that we feare the not? Be at one with vs agayne, for thy seruauntes sake that are of the generacion of thine heretage. Isaiah 63:18 Thy people hath had but litle of thy Sanctuarye in possession, for oure enemies haue taken it in. Isaiah 63:19 And we are become euen as we were from the beginninge: but thou art not their Lorde, for they haue not called vpon thy name.