My song forever shall recordPublished in 13 hymnals
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1 My song forever shall record
The tender mercies of the Lord;
Thy faithfulness will I proclaim,
And ev'ry age shall Thy your name.
2 I sing of mercies that endure,
Forever builded firm and sure,
Of faithfulness that never dies,
Established changeless in the skies.
3 Behold God's truth and grace displayed,
For He has faithful covenant made,
And He has sworn that David's son
Shall ever sit upon his throne.
4 The heav'ns shall join in glad accord
To praise Thy wondrous works, O Lord;
Thy faithfulness shall praise command
Where holy ones assembled stand.
5 Who in the heav'nly dwellings fair
Can with the Lord Himself compare?
Or who among the mighty shares
The likeness that Jehovah bears.
6 With fear and reverence at His feet
God's holy ones in council meet;
Yea, more than all about His throne
Must He be feared, and He alone.
7 O Thou Jehovah, God of Hosts,
What mighty one Thy likeness boasts?
In all Thy works and vast designs
Thy faithfulness forever shines.
8 The swelling sea obeys Thy will,
Its angry waves Thy voice can still;
Thy mighty enemies are slain,
Thy foes resist Thy power in vain.
9 The heavens and earth, by right divine,
The world and all therein, are Thine;
The whole creation's wondrous frame
Proclaims its Maker's glorious Name.
The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912
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st. 1 = Ps. 89:1
st. 2 = Ps. 89:2
st. 3 = Ps. 89:14
st. 4 = Ps. 89:15
st. 5 = Ps. 89:17-18
Originally published in the 1912 Psalter; this text is a paraphrase of select verses from Psalm 89. That psalm unites a great hymn of praise for God's faithfulness, particularly to David and his dynasty, and a prayerful lament for the downfall of Israel (see also PHH 89).
This paraphrase is taken from the psalm's first section, its hymn of praise. Stanzas 1 and 2 extol God's mercy and faithfulness, which he displays to his people at all times and in all places. Stanza 3 and 4 witness to the biblical cosmology in which God's justice and love are to be the model for the lifestyle of his people. The final stanza is a doxology.
As a general hymn of praise at any time in the worship service; especially for occasions of worship that emphasize God's mercy, justice, and faithfulness as examples of how we as Christians should live and act in this world.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #67||My Song Forever Shall Record (Psalm 89)||My song forever shall record||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR||LM||Psalm 89; Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Psalm 36:5; Psalm 40:10||2013||God's Covenant with Israel | ; Justice | ; Light | ; Love of God for Us | ; Mercy | ; Praise | ; Sovereignty of God |||<i>The New Metrical Version of the Psalms</i>, 1909, alt.|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #280||My Song Forever Shall Record||My song forever shall record||WINCHESTER NEW||184.108.40.206||Psalm 89; Psalm 89:1; Psalm 89:2; Psalm 89:14; Psalm 89:15; Psalm 89:17-18||2013||Culture, Community & Nation | ; God's | Mercy||<i>Psalter</i>, 1912, alt.|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #209||My Song Forever Shall Record||My song forever shall record||ST. PETERSBURG||220.127.116.11.8.8||Psalm 89||1990||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1912; alt.|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #89E||My Song Forever Shall Record||My song forever shall record||WINCHESTER NEW||Psalm 89||2012||Biblical Names and Places | David; Biblical Names and Places | Egypt; Biblical Names and Places | Israel; Biblical Names and Places | Mount Hermon; Biblical Names and Places | Rahab; Biblical Names and Places | Tabor; Church Year | Advent; Church Year | Baptism of the Lord; Covenant | ; Discipleship | ; Doxologies | ; Earth | ; Elements of Worship | Call to Worship; Elements of Worship | Gathering; God as | Shield; God as | King; God's | Wonders; God's | Armor; God's | Compassion; God's | Deeds; God's | Faithfulness; God's | Justice; God's | Love; God's | Majesty; God's | People (flock, sheep); Happiness | ; Joy | ; Judgment | ; Lament | Community; Love | ; New Creation | ; Occasional Services | Dedication / Consecration / Anniversary; Occasional Services | Funerals; Occasional Services | New Year; People of God / Church | Citizens of Heaven; Royal Psalms | ; Truth | ; Unity and Fellowship | ; Witness | ; Year A, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, June 26-July 2 | ; Year B, Advent, 4th Sunday | ; Year B, Ordinar||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912, alt.|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #593||My Song Forever Shall Record||My song forever shall record||WINCHESTER NEW||LM||Psalm 90:1; Psalm 89||1987||Doxologies | ; Society/Social Concerns | ; Heritage | ; Justice | ; Mercy | ; Nation ||
|Rejoice in the Lord #113||My Song Forever Shall Record||My song forever shall record||ST. PETERSBURG||88.88.88||Luke 23:50-53; Mark 15:43-46; Matthew 27:57-61; Psalm 89||1985||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1912|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4370||My Song Forever Shall Record||My song forever shall record||MARYTON||Anonymous||LM||From <cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 241|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #99||My Song Forever Shall Record||My song forever shall record||WINCHESTER NEW||L.M.||Psalm 89:1-29||1990||God | His Faithfulness; Christ | Kingdom of; Covenant of Grace | ; God | Mercies of||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1912; mod.|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #804||My Song Forever Shall Record||My song forever shall record||ST. PETERSBURG||8 8 8 8 8||Psalm 89||1996||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1912, alt.|