1 My song forever shall record
the tender mercies of the Lord;
your faithful love will I proclaim,
and every age shall know your name.
2 I sing of mercies that endure,
forever firm, forever sure,
a strong support that never dies,
established changeless in the skies.
3 Almighty God, your lofty throne
has justice for its cornerstone,
and shining bright before your face
are truth and love and boundless grace.
4 With blessing is the nation crowned
whose people know the joyful sound;
they in the light, O Lord, shall live,
the light your face and favor give.
|First Line:||My song forever shall record|
|Title:||My Song Forever Shall Record (Psalm 89)|
|Topic:||God's Covenant with Israel; Justice; Light(4 more...)|
|Source:||The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909, alt.|
|Name:||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR|
|Adapter:||Michael Praetorius (1609)|
|Harmonizer:||George Ratcliffe Woodward (1902)|
|Source:||Trier ms., 15th cent.|
|Notes:||(alternate harmonization, 487)|
This abbreviated paraphrase of Psalm 89 passes by the numerous theological and historical details of the full psalm in order to focus on the sovereignty of God, made known through mercy and steadfast love. God’s people affirm this covenant relationship through joyful worship.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|