PSALM 89:1-4, 19-26
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 for-ev-er last,
    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 pro-mise to Da-vid my own,
    That his de-scend-ants would o'er Is-rael rule,
    And that his dyn-as-ty would al-ways be."
3.  You spoke in vi-sions to those long a-go:
    "I crown a might-y one, who I did choose.
    A-mong my peo-ple great Da-vid I've found;
    I have a-noint-ed him with ho-ly oil,
4.  So that my strength shall a-bide with him e'er,
    That by my might al-so he shall be strong.
    Foes won't out-wit him, nor wick-ed ones crush.
    I'll crush his foes and those who do hate him.
5.  My faith-ful-ness and my stead-fast love shall
    Be with him al-ways, my serv-ant is he.
    I will ex-alt him be-cause of my name,
    He shall for-ev-er vic-tor-i-ous be.
6.  I will set his hand upon the great sea,
    And his right hand o'er the riv-ers shall rule.
    He shall cry to me, 'My Fa-ther you are,
    You are my God, and the Rock who saves me.'"

Stanzas 1-5 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2002 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanza 6 copyright 2002 Dale A. Schoening.

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