Oh, thank God - he's so good! His love never runs out.
All of you set free by God, tell the world! Tell how he freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place, from the four winds, from the seven seas.
Some of you wandered for years in the desert, looking but not finding a good place to live,
Half-starved and parched with thirst, staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion.
Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to God. He got you out in the nick of time;
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)