Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 (NRSV)
I sing of your love
I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord,
with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;
faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
You said, "I have made a
covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to my servant David:
establish your descendants forever,
and build your throne for all
Then you spoke in a vision to your
faithful one, and said:
"I have set the crown on one who is mighty,
have exalted one chosen from the people.
I have found my servant David;
with my holy oil I have anointed him;
my hand shall always remain with
my arm also shall strengthen him.
The enemy shall not outwit
the wicked shall not humble him.
I will crush his foes before him
and strike down those who hate him.
My faithfulness and steadfast love
shall be with him;
and in my name his horn shall be exalted.
I will set
his hand on the sea
and his right hand on the rivers.
He shall cry to
me, 'You are my Father,
my God, and the Rock of my salvation!'