PSALM 89:20-37
METER:  11 11 11 11
This is the meter of such hymns as "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" and "My Jesus, I Love Thee"

1.  "I have found my serv-ant, and Da-vid's his name.
    With my ho-ly oil have I a-noint-ed him;
    So that my strength ev-er may a-bide with him;
    And so that my pow'r will pro-vide him with strength.
2.  The foe won't out-wit him, no e-vil will crush.
    I'll crush foes be-fore him, strike down those who hate.  
    My faith-ful-ness and stead-fast love will be his,
    And I in my name prom-ise him vic-to-ry.
3.  His reign I es-tab-lish from riv-er to sea,
    He'll say to me, 'You are my Fa-ther and God,
    My sav-ior and pro-tec-tor are you to me.'
    I'll make him my first-born, the great-est of kings.
4.  I'll keep him for-ev-er in my stead-fast love,
    For him will my cov-e-nant ev-er stand firm.
    His dy-na-sty will last as long as the sky,
    One of his de-scend-ants will al-ways be king.
5.  But if his de-scend-ants do not o-bey me,
    And walk not ac-cord-ing to all my com-mands,
    Ig-nore my in-struc-tions, my laws do not keep,
    They'll suf-fer my pun-ish-ment for all their sins.
6.   But I'll still love Da-vid, my prom-ise I'll keep,
    I'll not break my cov-e-nant nor change my word.
    I swear by my name that I'll not lie to him.
    His king-dom and line last like sun, moon, and sky."

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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