For his anger(A) lasts only a moment,(B)
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;(C)
weeping(D) may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.(E)

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Songs of Praise

12 In that day(A) you will say:

“I will praise(B) you, Lord.
    Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away(C)
    and you have comforted(D) me.

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“For a brief moment(A) I abandoned(B) you,
    but with deep compassion(C) I will bring you back.(D)
In a surge of anger(E)
    I hid(F) my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness(G)
    I will have compassion(H) on you,”
    says the Lord your Redeemer.(I)

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“I will heal(A) their waywardness(B)
    and love them freely,(C)
    for my anger has turned away(D) from them.

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19 for I know that through your prayers(A) and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ(B) what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 1:19 Or vindication; or salvation