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Psalm 89.19-29

posted 7 Jan 2012, 05:23 by Mark Broomhead   [ updated 7 Jan 2012, 05:24 ]

19-37 A long time ago you spoke in a vision, 
      you spoke to your faithful beloved: 
   "I've crowned a hero, 
      I chose the best I could find; 
   I found David, my servant, 
      poured holy oil on his head, 
   And I'll keep my hand steadily on him, 
      yes, I'll stick with him through thick and thin. 
   No enemy will get the best of him, 
      no scoundrel will do him in. 
   I'll weed out all who oppose him, 
      I'll clean out all who hate him. 
   I'm with him for good and I'll love him forever; 
      I've set him on high—he's riding high! 
   I've put Ocean in his one hand, River in the other; 
      he'll call out, 'Oh, my Father—my God, my Rock of Salvation!' 
   Yes, I'm setting him apart as the First of the royal line, 
      High King over all of earth's kings. 
   I'll preserve him eternally in my love, 
      I'll faithfully do all I so solemnly promised. 
   I'll guarantee his family tree 
      and underwrite his rule. 
   If his children refuse to do what I tell them, 
      if they refuse to walk in the way I show them, 
   If they spit on the directions I give them 
      and tear up the rules I post for them— 
   I'll rub their faces in the dirt of their rebellion 
      and make them face the music. 
   But I'll never throw them out, 
      never abandon or disown them. 
   Do you think I'd withdraw my holy promise? 
      or take back words I'd already spoken? 
   I've given my word, my whole and holy word; 
      do you think I would lie to David? 
   His family tree is here for good, 
      his sovereignty as sure as the sun, 
   Dependable as the phases of the moon, 
      inescapable as weather."