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  • This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Psalms 89.

I Will Sing Of The Steadfast Love Of The Lord

By Pilgrim · Mar 29, 2018 ·
  1. Psalms 89
    I Will Sing Of The Steadfast Love Of The Lord
    Maschil Of Ethan, The Ezrahite

    Audio Reading • Kings James Version

    Psalms 89
    King James Version

    1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever:
    with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.​
    2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever:
    thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.​

    3 I have made a covenant with my chosen,
    I have sworn unto David my servant,​
    4 Thy seed will I establish for ever,
    and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.​

    5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord:
    thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.​
    6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord?
    who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?​
    7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints,
    and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.​
    8 O Lord God of hosts,
    who is a strong Lord like unto thee?
    or to thy faithfulness round about thee?​
    9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea:
    when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.​
    10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain;
    thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.​

    11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
    as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.​
    12 The north and the south thou hast created them:
    Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.​
    13 Thou hast a mighty arm:
    strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.​
    14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne:
    mercy and truth shall go before thy face.​
    15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:
    they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.​
    16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day:
    and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.​
    17 For thou art the glory of their strength:
    and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.​
    18 For the Lord is our defence;
    and the Holy One of Israel is our king.​

    19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one,
    and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty;
    I have exalted one chosen out of the people.​
    20 I have found David my servant;
    with my holy oil have I anointed him:​
    21 With whom my hand shall be established:
    mine arm also shall strengthen him.​
    22 The enemy shall not exact upon him;
    nor the son of wickedness afflict him.​
    23 And I will beat down his foes before his face,
    and plague them that hate him.​

    24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him:
    and in my name shall his horn be exalted.​
    25 I will set his hand also in the sea,
    and his right hand in the rivers.​
    26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father,
    my God, and the rock of my salvation.​
    27 Also I will make him my firstborn,
    higher than the kings of the earth.​
    28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore,
    and my covenant shall stand fast with him.​
    29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever,
    and his throne as the days of heaven.​

    30 If his children forsake my law,
    and walk not in my judgments;​
    31 If they break my statutes,
    and keep not my commandments;​
    32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod,
    and their iniquity with stripes.​
    33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him,
    nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.​
    34 My covenant will I not break,
    nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.​
    35 Once have I sworn by my holiness
    that I will not lie unto David.​
    36 His seed shall endure for ever,
    and his throne as the sun before me.​
    37 It shall be established for ever as the moon,
    and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.​

    38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred,
    thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.​
    39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant:
    thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.​
    40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges;
    thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.​
    41 All that pass by the way spoil him:
    he is a reproach to his neighbours.​
    42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries;
    thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.​
    43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword,
    and hast not made him to stand in the battle.​
    44 Thou hast made his glory to cease,
    and cast his throne down to the ground.​
    45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened:
    thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.​

    46 How long, Lord?
    wilt thou hide thyself for ever?
    shall thy wrath burn like fire?​
    47 Remember how short my time is:
    wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?​
    48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death?
    shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.​

    49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses,
    which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?​
    50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants;
    how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;​
    51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord;
    wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.​

    52 Blessed be the Lord for evermore.
    Amen, and Amen.​

    Remembering The Covenant With David And Sorrow For Lost Blessings

    About Author

    Trusting and Obeying the God of Truth: Loving others within the limits that truth allows. "...not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it." —2 John 1:5-6


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  • This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Psalms 89.