The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
to preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
Ant the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
With all my heart I praise the Lord,
and with all that I am I
praise his holy name!
To get away from this heaviness, I shall praise His holy name.
Cloaked in happiness and joyful words, the load is lighter and the sun is warmer.