I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations. Psalm 89:1
Words: Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David 1719.
The covenant made with Christ; or, the true David.
Music: Baptism Peter C. Lutkin (1858–1931) (🔊 pdf nwc).
For ever shall my song record
The truth and mercy of the Lord;
Mercy and truth for ever stand,
Like Heav’n established by His hand.
Thus to His Son He swore, and said,
“With Thee My covenant first is made;
In Thee shall dying sinners live,
Glory and grace are Thine to give.
“Be Thou My prophet, Thou My priest;
Thy children shall be ever blest;
Thou art My chosen king: Thy throne
Shall stand eternal like My own.
“There’s none of all My sons above
So much My image or My love;
Celestial powers Thy subjects are,
Then what can earth to Thee compare?
David, My servant, whom I chose
To guard My flock, to crush My foes,
And raised him to the Jewish throne,
Was but a shadow of My Son.
Now let the church rejoice and sing
Jesus, her Savior and her king;
Angels His heav’nly wonders show
And saints declare His works below.