Psalm 089

Psalm 89:8-16 1.30.22 LIVE

1    God’s mercies I will ever sing;
          and with my mouth I shall
     Thy faithfulness make to be known
          to generations all.

2    For mercy shall be built, said I,
          for ever to endure;
     Thy faithfulness, ev’n in the heav’ns,
          thou wilt establish sure.

3    I with my chosen One have made
          a cov’nant graciously;
     And to my servant, whom I lov’d,
          to David sworn have I;

4    That I thy seed establish shall
          for ever to remain,
     And will to generations all
          thy throne build and maintain.

5    The praises of thy wonders, Lord,
          the heavens shall express;
     And in the congregation
          of saints thy faithfulness.

6    For who in heaven with the Lord
          may once himself compare?
     Who is like God among the sons
          of those that mighty are?

7    Great fear in meeting of the saints
          is due unto the Lord;
     And he of all about him should
          with rev’rence be ador’d.

8    O thou that art the Lord of hosts,
          what Lord in mightiness
     Is like to thee? who compass’d round
          art with thy faithfulness.

9    Ev’n in the raging of the sea
          thou over it dost reign;
     And when the waves thereof do swell,
          thou stillest them again.

10   Rahab in pieces thou didst break,
          like one that slaughter’d is;
     And with thy mighty arm thou hast
          dispers’d thine enemies.

11   The heav’ns are thine, thou for thine own
          the earth dost also take;
     The world, and fulness of the same,
          thy pow’r did found and make.

12   The north and south from thee alone
          their first beginning had;
     Both Tabor mount and Hermon hill
          shall in thy name be glad.

13   Thou hast an arm that’s full of pow’r,
          thy hand is great in might;
     And thy right hand exceedingly
          exalted is in height.

14   Justice and judgment of thy throne
          are made the dwelling-place;
     Mercy, accompany’d with truth,
          shall go before thy face.

15   O greatly bless’d the people are
          the joyful sound that know;
     In brightness of thy face, O Lord,
          they ever on shall go.

16   They in thy name shall all the day
          rejoice exceedingly;
     And in thy righteousness shall they
          exalted be on high.

17   Because the glory of their strength
          doth only stand in thee;
     And in thy favour shall our horn
          and pow’r exalted be.

18   For God is our defence; and he
          to us doth safety bring:
     The Holy One of Israel
          is our almighty King.

vv. 19-25 to the tune of Auld Lang Syne

(V) 19   In vision to thy Holy One
          thou saidst, I help upon
     A strong one laid; out of the folk
          I rais’d a chosen one;

(V) 20   Ev’n David, I have found him out
          a servant unto me;
     And with my holy oil my King
          anointed him to be.

(C) 21   With whom my hand shall stablish’d be;
          mine arm shall make him strong.
22   On him the foe shall not exact,
          nor son of mischief wrong.

(V) 23   I will beat down before his face
          all his malicious foes;
     I will them greatly plague who do
          with hatred him oppose.

(V) 24   My mercy and my faithfulness
          with him yet still shall be;
     And in my name his horn and pow’r
          men shall exalted see.

(C) 25   His hand and pow’r shall reach afar;
          I’ll set it in the sea;
     And his right hand established
          shall in the rivers be.

vv. 26-38 to the tune of Auld Lang Syne

(V) 26   Thou art my Father, he shall cry,
          thou art my God alone;
     And he shall say, Thou art the Rock
          of my salvation.

(V) 27   I’ll make him my first-born, more high
          than kings of any land.
28   My love I’ll ever keep for him,
          my cov’nant fast shall stand.

(C) 29   His seed I by my pow’r will make
          for ever to endure;
     And, as the days of heav’n, his throne
          shall stable be, and sure.

(V) 30   But if his children shall forsake
          my laws, and go astray,
     And in my judgments shall not walk,
          but wander from my way:

(V) 31   If they my laws break, and do not
          keep my commandements;
32   I’ll visit then their faults with rods,
          their sins with chastisements.

(C) 33   Yet I’ll not take my love from him,
          nor false my promise make.
34   My cov’nant I’ll not break, nor change
          what with my mouth I spake.

(V) 35   Once by my holiness I sware,
          to David I’ll not lie;
36   His seed and throne shall, as the sun,
          before me last for aye.

(V) 37   It, like the moon, shall ever be
          establish’d stedfastly;
     And like to that which in the heav’n
          doth witness faithfully.

(C) 38   But thou, displeased, hast cast off,

        thou didst abhor and loathe;

     With him that thine anointed is

          thou hast been very wroth.


39   Thou hast thy servant’s covenant

          made void, and quite cast by;

     Thou hast profan’d his crown, while it

          cast on the ground doth lie.

40   Thou all his hedges hast broke down,

          his strong holds down hast torn.

41   He to all passers-by a spoil,

          to neighbours is a scorn.

42   Thou hast set up his foes’ right hand;

          mad’st all his en’mies glad:

43   Turn’d his sword’s edge, and him to stand

          in battle hast not made.

44   His glory thou hast made to cease,

          his throne to ground down cast;

45   Shorten’d his days of youth, and him

          with shame thou cover’d hast.

46   How long, Lord, wilt thou hide thyself?

          for ever, in thine ire?

     And shall thine indignation

          burn like unto a fire?

47   Remember, Lord, how short a time

          I shall on earth remain:

     O wherefore is it so that thou

          has made all men in vain?

48   What man is he that liveth here,

          and death shall never see?

     Or from the power of the grave

          what man his soul shall free?

49   Thy former loving-kindnesses,

          O Lord, where be they now?

     Those which in truth and faithfulness

          to David sworn hast thou?

50   Mind, Lord, thy servant’s sad reproach;

          how I in bosom bear

     The scornings of the people all,

          who strong and mighty are.

51   Wherewith thy raging enemies

          reproach’d, O Lord, think on;

     Wherewith they have reproach’d the steps

          of thine anointed one.

52   All blessing to the Lord our God

          let be ascribed then:

     For evermore so let it be.

          Amen, yea, and amen.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.