17 A SONG OF THE REDEEMER
Quis est iste

Refrain: I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord,*
the praises of the Most High.
1 Who is this that comes from Edom,*
coming from Bozrah, his garments stained crimson?
2 Who is this, in glorious apparel,*
marching in the greatness of his strength?
3 ‘It is I, who announce that right has won the day,*
it is I’, says the Lord, ‘for I am mighty to save.’
4 Why are your robes all red, O Lord,*
and your garments like theirs who tread the winepress?
5 ‘I have trodden the winepress alone,*
and from the peoples no one was with me.’
6 I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord,*
the praises of the Most High;
7 All that God has done for us in his mercy,*
by his many acts of love.
8 For God said, ‘Surely, they are my people,
   my children who will not deal falsely’,*
and he became their Saviour in all their distress.
9 So God saved us by his love and pity;*
he lifted us up and carried us
   through all the days of old.
Glory . . . Isaiah 63. 1-3a, 7-9
I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord,*
the praises of the Most High.