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This is lesson is part of the “What’s in the Bible?” series, starting with “Memories & Stories” on Genesis

For The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

By Sally Ulrey

Key verse: Isaiah 49:23

“Those who trust in the Lord will never be disappointed”

 To understand the book of Isaiah as illustrating the results of trusting (or not) in God’s
 To learn a little bit about what’s in Isaiah
 To apply the idea of trusting in God alone to our own lives by seeking God’s will and direction
for our lives
The Set up: Minimal
The Plan:
 Hook: Songs from Scripture (35 mins)
o Play songs (hymns, folk, modern) that have lyrics from Isaiah, and find the passages the lyrics
are from.
 Book: Overview of Isaiah (5 mins)
o Go over the historical background of when Isaiah preached and how his message impacted the
rulers of his day (whether those leaders listened/put their trust in God, and what happened)
 Look: Trust in the Lord (10 mins)
o In small groups, discuss the things they put their trust in, other than God, to help give them
direction, and how they can trust God more
 Took: Playlist for Trust (5 mins)
o Create their own playlist with songs from Isaiah to help remind them to trust in God for their
lives’ direction
The Supplies: The Preparation:
 Copy of lesson  Print and copy everything
 AV Equipment  Read the Scripture and get very
 Copies Scripture passages familiar with the mini-lecture
 Copies of Small Group Questions  Listen to all the songs
 Copy of Song Lyrics  Draw or project the Map of Israel
 Pens
 Tape

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
ABOUT THE LESSON: One of the major points of the books of Isaiah is: God is trustworthy, and when God gives
direction for our lives, we can trust and follow it, knowing that God wants good things for us. Putting our trust
in other things will leave us disappointed. Isaiah prophesied at a time when Judah was threatened by many
things, most especially the Assyrian army. The kings of Judah were faced with trusting in God’s direction (even
if it didn’t seem to make sense or be enough), or trying to cobble together their own power and defenses from
the threat. Those who trusted in God alone for their salvation saw God come through for them. Those who
trusted in something else were let down by the thing they trusted in (other people, wealth). Isaiah’s preaching
chastised those for trusting in other things, but it also comforted those when they were let down by those
other things, and called them back to trust in God. The bottom line of the book of Isaiah is that we can trust
God and follow God’s direction for our lives, because God comes through.

Songs from Scripture (Hook, 30 mins)

For the opening of the lesson, you’ll have the group listen to a bunch of songs, the lyrics of which are all taken
from different passages in Isaiah. Songs will range from hymns, to folksy, to modern. This will show just how
much the passages from Isaiah are used throughout time, how much they are loved and known (probably
even to them without knowing it sometimes). They have most likely heard some of these songs and therefore
some of the Scriptures from Isaiah. This activity also doubles as getting them to read and be more familiar
with the Scriptures from Isaiah. The youth will listen (and see the lyrics) of all the songs while having passages
from Isaiah in front of them. They’ll mark which songs have similar lyrics to their passages.
Songs & Instructions (30 mins)
 Pass out Scripture passages (everyone will get a passage, but it won’t be the same as everyone else.
You want to make sure at least one person has each passage, and that everyone has a passage).
 Explain that you are going to play a song, and they are going to see if any of the lyrics connect to the
passage that’s in front of them.
 Instruct them that, if they hear song lyrics that are similar to the words in their passage, to write down
the song name/singer/version next to the words of Scripture that were the same as the lyrics
 Explain that since they all have different passages, not all of the lyrics from each song will apply to the
passage in front of them, and that’s ok…just enjoy the music and pay attention to the lyrics. and/or
write down or illustrate the lyrics that stick out to them while waiting to hear something that is similar
to their passage.
 Project the songs (lyrics projected and music playing)
 At the end, tape up the song lyrics to the wall (see sheets at end of lesson), and have them come up
and write the chapter number from Isaiah next to the song lyrics that are similar.
 Give a very quick run-down of which songs are based on which chapters of Isaiah
Discussion Questions (5 mins):
 Which song most appealed to you? Why?
 Which lyrics or words from Scripture stood out to you the most or were the most meaningful to you?
 Which of these songs OR scriptures are you familiar with? Where have you heard them before?
 What do you make of the fact that sooo much music comes from the book of Isaiah?

Transition: Now you know a lot about what is IN the book of Isaiah, because you just listened to the Scripture
in the form of music, let’s find out a little bit about WHY Isaiah wrote those words and what inspired him to do
so… we’re going to take a look at the historical context of when Isaiah was writing and why….
“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)
by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Songs from Scripture (Playlist)
“Jesus Paid It All” by Kristian Stanfill until 1:55 Is 1:18

“Here I Am, Lord” until 1:50 Is 6

“I see the Lord” by Andy Park until 1:40 Is 6

“Here I Am” by Downhere until 2:12 Is 6

“Holy is The Lord God Almighty” by Chris Tomlin until 1:17 Is 6

“Prince of Peace” by Michael W. Smith start at 0:23 until 1:45 Is 9

“Wonderful Counselor” until 1:25 Is 9

“Lo! How A Rose E’er Blooming until 1:37 Is 11

“Comfort, Comfort, O My People” start at 0:35 to end (2:31) Is 40

“Eagles Wings” until 1:30 Is 40

“Everlasting God” by Lincoln Brewster until 1:12 Is 40

“Isaiah 53” by Sovereign Grace Music until 2:30 Is 53

“King of Heaven” by Charlie Hall until 1:20 Is 61 (lyrics are posted below video)

“Beauty for Ashes” by Crystal Lewis until 1:32 Is 61

“Beauty for Ashes” by Chris McClarney until 1:23 Is 61

TOTAL: ~24 mins

 LEADER TIP: If you click the individual links above, it will start you at the right spot for the ones that
don’t start at the beginning. However, the link below will take you to a Playlist of all of these videos on
YouTube. They’ll be in order, but you’ll have to click to the next video when you get to the time listed
above. (otherwise, you’ll be listening to music for hours). YouTube “Isaiah Songs” Playlist:

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Overview of Isaiah (Book, 5 mins)
In this section, you’ll briefly explore the background and historical context of when Isaiah was a prophet.
Basically, there was a big looming external threat of Assyria, and the kings of Judah (first Ahaz, then his son
Hezekiah) had to decide how to respond to that threat. Isaiah encouraged them to trust in God and not
anything else, but they didn’t always do that. When they listened to Isaiah and trusted in God, they saw God
come through. When they trusted in something else, they were let down.

 LEADER TIP: You will want to look over the Scripture passages and Mini-Lecture in advance to be
familiar with what all is in Isaiah.

Mini-Lecture (5 mins) (Refer to 2 Kings ch 17-20; 2 Chronicles ch 32; Isaiah ch 36-39)

 Two Kingdoms. Let’s take a quick look at the Map of Israel. At the time Isaiah lived, Israel had been split into
two kingdoms: the Kingdom of Israel in the north, and the Kingdom of Judah in the south. The kings of Judah
were all in David’s line, but the kings of the north weren’t. And sometimes two kingdoms would be allies and
sometimes they would fight with each other. At the time Isaiah was a prophet, King Ahaz, the King of Judah, was
fighting with the king of Israel. And he looked for back-up, not from the Lord, but from Assyria.
 Assyria. Now, at the time Isaiah was a prophet, Assyria was becoming a “world” superpower. But Isaiah and
other prophets kept telling Ahaz NOT to make any alliances with Assyria or look to them for help. Instead, Isaiah
warned them to turn to God, to stop putting their trust in anything else, and to trust in God alone, and God
would come through for them.
 Ahaz. Ahaz didn’t listen to Isaiah. He got cozy with Assyria. SO cozy that Ahaz became Assyria’s vassal and
started worshipping Assyrian gods and leading others to do the same. Assyria did help Ahaz in his fight with the
northern kingdom of Israel, but it came back to bite them later when Assyria just wanted to take over
everything, including the southern kingdom of Judah as well.
 Hezekiah. When Ahaz died, Hezekiah, his son, became king. Hezekiah was AWESOME. He got rid of all the idols,
and led the people to turn back to God. Hezekiah broke the deal with Assyria, deciding to trust only in God, and
Assyria came to threaten them. Assyria had already wiped out the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and was about
to do the same to the southern Kingdom of Judah, but Hezekiah turned to God, listened to Isaiah, who told him
to trust in God alone…that God would come through. So that’s what Hezekiah did, and God saved the southern
kingdom from being conquered by Assyria.
 Babylon. Later though, Hezekiah thought maybe he needed some back-up in case Assyria came back. So he tried
to buddy up with Babylon. Isaiah told him that his slip up in the trust department would cost him…not in his
lifetime, but it would cost the nation (and years later, Babylon did take the southern kingdom of Judah into
 The first half of the book of Isaiah is filled with warnings to repent, to turn from trusting other things, and trust
in God alone. The second half is filled with comforting words, because even though Isaiah didn’t live to see it, he
knew the nation would be in exile and would need God’s words of comfort.
 Some of the most beautiful passages from Isaiah, most of which have been turned into songs, are from the
second half of the book, when he knew the Israelites would need to be reminded that God hadn’t forgotten or
abandoned them, but would bring them back from exile…God would still come through for them.
 Isaiah’s message to Ahaz and Hezekiah was the same: trust in God. God alone comes through for you;
everything else will disappoint you. Same message for us today. Trust in God to give us direction for our lives.
God comes through. Trusting in other things to lead us in the right direction will disappoint us, but God never
will. So the question we’ll look at next is….who are you putting your trust in?

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Trust in the Lord (Look, 10 mins)
In this part, students will get a chance to look at their own lives, including evaluating what things they are
putting their trust in, and how they might need to practice trusting the Lord more fully, knowing that God
comes through!

 In small groups, have the students discuss the following questions.

 Give them about 10 mins for discussion time

Small Group Discussion Questions

1. When something stressful or worrisome happens, who is the first person you tell? Why?
2. When you’re faced with a decision, who’s the first person you ask for advice? Why?
3. Are there other ways you can think of that you might put your trust in other people or things before
your relationship with God?
4. What would it look like if God was your very first go-to Person in times of stress or uncertainty? What
would it look like if God was the Person who most fully helped you figure out your direction in life?

Transitional Statement
When Hezekiah was threatened and besieged by Assyria, he went straight to God and prayed that God would
deliver them, so that the whole earth would know that the LORD alone was God (2 Kings 19:14-19). When we
are tempted to trust in ourselves alone or other people alone or our wealth or smarts alone, let’s remember
Isaiah’s message: God is trustworthy; God comes through for us. Let’s put our trust in God alone to lead us in
the right direction and come through for us!

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Playlist for Trust (Took, 5 mins)
For the closing time, we’ll invite the students to create a playlist of their favorite songs based on Isaiah that
inspire them to trust in the Lord to come through for them in times of trouble, and to direct them in times of

 Have youth walk around and look at the song lyrics taped to the wall. On the back of their Scripture
passage, have them make a list of their favorite songs that inspire them to trust based on Isaiah, and
let them add their own other songs that inspire them to trust in God alone.
 Using their smartphones, you can have the students create playlists and post them on a social media
site you designate, so they can view everyone else’s playlists
 Encourage them to listen to this playlist (or at least one song from it) every day this week, especially in
times of stress or uncertainty, to encourage them to trust God.

Close in prayer, asking God to help us receive Isaiah’s message to trust and follow God, knowing that God
comes through, and that God loves us and wants what’s best for us! AMEN.

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Passage 1—Isaiah 1:1, 18-20; Isaiah 6:1-8
1 The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of
Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah….
“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good things of the land;
but if you resist and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Isaiah’s Commission
6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his
robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces,
with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;

the whole earth is full of his glory.”
At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean
lips, and my eyes have seen the King,the LORD Almighty.”
Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the
altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and
your sin atoned for.”
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

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“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Passage 2—Isaiah 9:2-3, 6-7; Isaiah 11:1-3

9 2
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
when dividing the plunder….
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
will accomplish this.

11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;

from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD—
and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.

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“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Passage 3—Isaiah 40

40 Comfort, comfort my people, 28

Do you not know?
says your God. Have you not heard?
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, The LORD is the everlasting God,
and proclaim to her the Creator of the ends of the earth.
that her hard service has been completed, He will not grow tired or weary,
that her sin has been paid for, and his understanding no one can fathom.
that she has received from the LORD’s hand
He gives strength to the weary
double for all her sins. and increases the power of the weak.
A voice of one calling:
Even youths grow tired and weary,
“In the wilderness prepare and young men stumble and fall;
the way for the LORD[a];
but those who hope in the LORD
make straight in the desert will renew their strength.
a highway for our God.[b] They will soar on wings like eagles;
Every valley shall be raised up, they will run and not grow weary,
every mountain and hill made low; they will walk and not be faint.
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the LORD will be revealed,
and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

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“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Passage 4—Isaiah 53

53 Who has believed our message 8

By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been Yet who of his generation protested?
revealed? For he was cut off from the land of the living;
He grew up before him like a tender shoot, for the transgression of my people he was
and like a root out of dry ground. punished.[b]
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire and with the rich in his death,
him. though he had done no violence,
He was despised and rejected by mankind, nor was any deceit in his mouth.
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause
Like one from whom people hide their faces him to suffer,
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. and though the LORD makes[c] his life an offering
Surely he took up our pain for sin,
and bore our suffering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
yet we considered him punished by God, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
stricken by him, and afflicted.
After he has suffered,
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e];
he was crushed for our iniquities; by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant will
the punishment that brought us peace was on him, justify many,
and by his wounds we are healed. and he will bear their iniquities.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
Therefore I will give him a portion among the
each of us has turned to our own way; great,[g]
and the LORD has laid on him and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h]
the iniquity of us all. because he poured out his life unto death,
He was oppressed and afflicted, and was numbered with the transgressors.
yet he did not open his mouth; For he bore the sin of many,
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and made intercession for the transgressors.
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.

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“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Passage 5—Isaiah 61

61 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, You will feed on the wealth of nations,
because the LORD has anointed me and in their riches you will boast.
to proclaim good news to the poor.
Instead of your shame
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, you will receive a double portion,
to proclaim freedom for the captives and instead of disgrace
and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a] you will rejoice in your inheritance.
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor And so you will inherit a double portion in your
and the day of vengeance of our God, land,
to comfort all who mourn, and everlasting joy will be yours.
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
“For I, the LORD, love justice;
to bestow on them a crown of beauty I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
instead of ashes, In my faithfulness I will reward my people
the oil of joy and make an everlasting covenant with them.
instead of mourning,
Their descendants will be known among the
and a garment of praise nations
instead of a spirit of despair. and their offspring among the peoples.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, All who see them will acknowledge
a planting of the LORD that they are a people the LORD has blessed.”
for the display of his splendor.
I delight greatly in the LORD;
They will rebuild the ancient ruins my soul rejoices in my God.
and restore the places long devastated; For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
they will renew the ruined cities and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
that have been devastated for generations. as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
Strangers will shepherd your flocks; and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
For as the soil makes the sprout come up
And you will be called priests of the LORD, and a garden causes seeds to grow,
you will be named ministers of our God. so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness
and praise spring up before all nations.

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“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Map of Israel

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Jesus Paid It All
CCLI Song #4689508; Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall; John Thomas Grape;

Vs 1
I hear the savior say, thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness, watch and pray, find in me thine all in all

'Cause Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow

Vs 2
Lord, now indeed I find thy power and thine alone
Can change the leper's spots and melt the heart of stone

Vs 3
And when before the throne I stand in him complete
"Jesus died my soul to save" my lips shall still repeat

(O praise the one who paid my debt
And raised this life up from the dead)

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
I See the Lord
CCLI Song #: 1810085; Andy Park; Mark McCoy; ©1995 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing;,_Andy_Park/I_See_the_Lord

I see the Lord, and His train fills the temple.

I see the Lord, He is high and lifted up.

Angels cry, "Holy, holy is the Lord."

Angels cry, "Holy, holy is the Lord."

I see the Lord, and His eyes are flaming like fire,
I see the Lord, and His hair is white as snow.

The angel came and touched the coal to my lips.

And now my guilt is gone.
My sin has been forgiven.

And the temple is filled with the glory of God!

And the whole earth is filled with the glory of God!

(He) called to me, "Whom shall I send?"

I answered Him, "I will go for You."

And I cry, "Holy, holy is the Lord."

And I cry, "Holy, holy is the Lord."

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Here I Am, Lord
Dan Schutte, ©1981, United Methodist Hymnal 1989, #593; Daniel L. Schutte, 1981, 1983, 1989 Daniel L. Schutte and NALR; Public Domain

[Verse 1]
I, the Lord of sea and sky
I have heard my people cry
All who dwell in dark and sin
My hand will save

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night
I will go, Lord, if you lead me
I will hold your people in my heart

[Verse 2]
I, who made the stars of night
I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

[Verse 3]
I, the Lord of snow and rain
I have borne my people's pain
I have wept for love of them
They turn away

[Verse 4]
I will break their hearts of stone
Give them hearts for love alone
I will speak my words to them
Whom shall I send?

[Verse 5]
I, the Lord of wind and flame
I will send the poor and lame
I will set a feast for them
My had will save

[Verse 6]
Finest bread I will provide
'Til their hearts be satisfied
I will give my life to them
Whom shall I send?

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Here I Am
CCLI Song #5479906; Jason Germain, Marc Martel of Downhere, Centricity Music ©2010, Album: Ending is Beginning;

Sometimes your calling, comes in dream

Sometimes in comes in the Spirit's breeze,
You reach for the deepest part of me,
And call out for the things of eternity.

But I'm a man, of dust and stains,

You move in me, so I can say,

Here I am, Lord send me,
All of my life, I make an offering,
Here I am, Lord send me,
Somehow my story, Is part of your plan,
Here I am

When setbacks and failures, and upset plans,

Test my faith and leave me with empty hands,
Are you not the closest when it's hardest to stand?
I know that you will finish what you began.

These broken parts you redeem,

Become the song, that I can sing

Overwhelmed by the thought of my weakness,

And the fear that I'll fail you in the end,
In this mess, I'm just one of the pieces,
I can't put this together but you can.

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Holy is the Lord
CCLI Song#4158039; Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio;

We stand and lift up our hands

For the joy of the Lord is our strength
We bow down and worship Him now
How great, how awesome is He

And together we sing

Holy is the Lord God Almighty

The earth is filled with His glory
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
The earth is filled with His glory

It's rising up all around

It's the anthem of the Lord's renown

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Prince of Peace (You are Holy)
Song#2332149; Marc Imboden, Tammi Rhoton; 1994 Imboden Music;

You are holy

You are mighty
You are worthy
Worthy of praise
I will follow
I will listen
I will love you
All of my days

I will sing to
And worship
The Kingdom is worthy
I will love and adore Him
And I will bow down before Him
And I will sing to and worship the Kingdom is worthy
And I will love and adore
And I will bow down before Him

You are Lord of Lords

You are King of Kings
You are Mighty God
Lord of everything
You’re Emmanuel
You’re the Great I Am
You’re my Prince of Peace,
Who is the Lamb

You’re the Living God

You’re my Saving Grace
You will reign forever
You are Ancient of Days
You are Alpha, Omega
Beginning and End
You’re my Savior, Messiah
Redeemer and Friend,

You're my prince of peace

And I will live my life for You

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Wonderful Counselor
CCLI Song #7002963; Brandon Seibert, James Mark Gulley, Stephen Gulley, Thomas Wilson; By Antioch Live from Album: Our God Comes;

Verse 1:
In the dark there’s a light
rising up through the night
Through the shadow of death
Hope’s beginning to shine

For unto us the Son has come
Our hearts restored our victory won
Jesus Your love has overcome (for – ev – er)

Wonderful Counselor the Mighty God
Everlasting Father the Prince of Peace
We put our hope in You We put our hope in You

Verse 2:
Now the old things have gone and a new day has dawned
In Your glorious light we will rise with a song

Of Your government and peace
There will always be increase
For Your kingdom will prevail
And Your reign will never cease
We put all our hope in You
For Your love has broken through
We declare that You are Lord
And Your promises are true

We put our hope in You We put out hope in You

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming
Public Domain; Traditional German carol, pub.1599; tr. by Theodore Baker, 1894; v. 3 by Friedrich Layritz, 1844; tr. v. 3 by Harriet R. Krauth, 1875;
composer Michael Praetorius; Episcopal 1982 Hymnal #81

1. Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming

From tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse’s lineage coming,
As men of old have sung.
It came, a flow’ret bright,
Amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.

2. Isaiah ’twas foretold it,

The Rose I have in mind;
With Mary we behold it,
The virgin mother kind.
To show God’s love aright,
She bore to men a Savior,
When half spent was the night.

3. This Flow’r, whose fragrance tender

With sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor
The darkness everywhere.
True man, yet very God,
From sin and death He saves us,
And lightens every load.

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Comfort, Comfort, Ye my People
Public Domain; Author: Johann G. Olearius, 1611-1684; Translator: Catherin Winkworth, 1827-1878; Tune: PSALM 42; Composer (melody): Claude
Goudimel, 1514-1572; Episcopal 1982 Hymnal #67

1 Comfort, comfort ye my people,

speak ye peace, thus saith our God;
comfort those who sit in darkness
mourning 'neath their sorrow's load.
Speak ye to Jerusalem
of the peace that waits for them;
tell her that her sins I cover,
and her warfare now is over.

2 Hark, the voice of one that crieth

in the desert far and near,
calling us to new repentance
since the kingdom now is here.
Oh, that warning cry obey!
Now prepare for God a way;
let the valleys rise to meet him,
and the hills bow down to greet him.

3 Make ye straight what long was crooked,

make the rougher places plain:
let your hearts be true and humble,
as befits his holy reign.
For the glory of the Lord
Now o'er earth is shed abroad;
and all flesh shall see the token
that the word is never broken.

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Eagles’ Wings
Michael Joncas; © 1979, OCP Publications;

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,

who abide in His shadow for life,
say to the Lord: "My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!"

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of His hand.

The snare of the fowler will never capture you,

and famine will bring you no fear:
under His wings your refuge, His faithfulness your shield. (Refrain)

You need not fear the terror of the night,

nor the arrow that flies by day;
though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come. (Refrain)

For to His angels He's given a command

to guard you in all of your ways;
upon their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone. (Refrain)

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Everlasting God
CCLI Song#4556538; Brenton Brown, Ken Riley;

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord

Wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
Wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever

Our hope, our strong deliverer

You are the everlasting God

The everlasting God
You do not faint, you won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Isaiah 53
CCLI Song#6167987; Jonathan and Ryan Baird ©2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP);

No majesty or beauty
He came to dwell with the lowly
Man of sorrows, despised, rejected
As one from whom men hide their faces
Despised and we esteemed Him not

Oh He has come, look upon the One

Jesus, Son of God, lifted up for us

He bore our griefs and afflictions

Pierced for our transgressions
We like sheep have gone astray
Each of us to his own way
His punishment has brought us peace

Oh He has come, look upon the One

Jesus, Son of God, lifted up for us
Oh see His love,
Jesus, heaven's light
No longer to be despised
Glorious in our eyes

Unto death He was stricken

Assigned a grave with the wicked
Raised to life and seated glorious
Savior King, our God victorious
Never more to die, He lives

Oh He has come Oh see His love

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
King of Heaven (Isaiah 61)
CCLI Song #5677430; Brain Bergman, Charlie Hall, Dustin Ragland; Kendall Combes, Quint Anderson;

Oh, Oh, King of heaven come down

We'll sing the gospel to the poor

We'll go to comfort those who mourn
You'll put together what's been torn
King of Heaven

We come together in the wave of God

We stand together in Your great compassion
Pouring out our hearts and lives
Fill us up with an expectation

We'll sing the news of all Your grace

We'll help the broken-hearted praise
You'll put Your glory on display
King of Heaven

You help the broken cities rise

Out of the wreckage You'll bring life

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Beauty for Ashes
CCLI Song #2036586; Crystal Lewis;

He gives beauty for ashes

Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair
He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair

When sorrow seems to surround you

When suffering hangs heavy o'er your head
Know that tomorrow brings
Wholeness and healing
God knows your need
Just believe what He said

He gives beauty for ashes

Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair

When what you've done keeps you from moving on

When fear wants to make itself at home in your heart
Know that forgiveness brings
Wholeness and healing
God knows your need
Just believe what He said

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
Beauty for Ashes
CCLI Song #7040551; Brenton Brown, Chris McClarney;

God of the new beginnings

God of the second chance
Your grace an endless river

Your love an avalanche

There in my darkest moment
All hope burnt to the ground
That's where Your mercy found me
That's when Your love came down
You turned my mourning into dancing
You turned my sorrow into praise

You give me beauty for ashes,
Beauty for ashes
You give me beauty for ashes,
Beauty for ashes.

Love met me in the ruins

Of all my past mistakes
Love walked me to the river
Love broke apart these chains
Love spoke a new tomorrow
Opened my eyes to see

Love washed away this sadness

Love came and rescued me
You turned my mourning into dancing
You turned my sorrow into praise
Oh You give me (Chorus)

Oh I thank You, God

I'm overwhelmed by Your incredible love
You make everything new
Oh thank You, God
For all You've done and yet to do
Oh You make everything new

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta
The “What’s in the Bible?” Series

Genesis “Memories and Stories” Nov 2017

Exodus “Near” Nov 2017
Leviticus “You Want me to do What Now?” & “Fellowship” May 2017
Numbers “Unfinished” Nov 2017
Deuteronomy “SuperHero Wanted” Nov 2017
Joshua “Never Give Up” Sep 2016
Judges “No Rules” Dec 2017
Ruth “Loyalty” Feb 2017
1&2 Samuel “Who’s on the Throne?” Dec 2017
1&2 Kings “Lights in the Darkness” Dec 2017
Ezra “Read the Book!” Jan 2018
Nehemiah “Build the Wall” Jan 2018
Esther “Courage” Apr 2017
Job “Bad Theology” Feb 2018
Psalms “On the Couch” Feb 2018
Proverbs “Just Sayings” Feb 2018
Ecclesiastes “What’s the Point?” Apr 2018
Song of Songs “Love Being In Love” Apr 2018
Isaiah “Songs of Trust” Sep 2018

“Songs of Trust” (Isaiah)

by Sally Ulrey for the Diocese of Atlanta

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