PSALM 89:1-4, 15-18
METER: 10 10 10 10
SUGGESTED TUNE: SLANE
This is the meter of the hymn "Be Thou My Vision."
1. Lord, I'll sing al-ways of your con-stant love;
I'll tell your faith-ful-ness to ev-ery age.
I know that your love will last for all time,
And that you're faith-ful, as firm as the heav'ns.
2. You said, "I cov-e-nant with one I choose;
I made a prom-ise to Da-vid my own,
That his de-scend-ants would o'er Is-rael rule,
And that his dy-nas-ty would al-ways be."
3. Blest are those who know the fes-ti-val shout,
Who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face,
Who all day long do ex-ult in your name,
And are ex-alt-ed in your right-eous-ness.
4. For you, O God, are the source of their strength;
Fa-vor you show us, and you give us power.
Our sure de-fense does be-long to the Lord,
Our ru-ler to God, Is-rael's Ho-ly One.
Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copryight 1988 Dale A. Schoening. Alt. 2002 Dale A. Schoening. Stanzas 3-4 copyright 2002 Dale A. Schoening.