Psalm 89, Part I Misericordias Domini
  1. Your love, O LORD, for ever will I sing; :
    from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.
  2. For I am persuaded that your love is established for ever; :
    you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens.
  3. "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; :
    I have sworn an oath to David my servant:
  4. 'I will establish your line for ever, :
    and preserve your throne for all generations.'"
  5. The heavens bear witness to your wonders, O LORD, :
    and to your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones;
  6. For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? :
    who is like the LORD among the gods?
  7. God is much to be feared in the council of the holy ones, :
    great and terrible to all those round about him.
  8. Who is like you, LORD God of hosts? :
    O mighty LORD, your faithfulness is all around you.
  9. You rule the raging of the sea :
    and still the surging of its waves.
  10. You have crushed Rahab of the deep with a deadly wound; :
    you have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
  11. Yours are the heavens; the earth also is yours; :
    you laid the foundations of the world and all that is in it.
  12. You have made the north and the south; :
    Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your Name.
  13. You have a mighty arm; :
    strong is your hand and high is your right hand.
  14. Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne; :
    love and truth go before your face.
  15. Happy are the people who know the festal shout! :
    they walk, O LORD, in the light of your presence.
  16. They rejoice daily in your Name; :
    they are jubilant in your righteousness.
  17. For you are the glory of their strength, :
    and by your favour our might is exalted.
  18. Truly, the LORD is our ruler; :
    The Holy One of Israel is our King.
  Psalm 89, Part II Tunc locutus es
  1. You spoke once in vision and said to your faithful people: :
    "I have set the crown upon a warrior
    and have exalted one chosen out of the people.
  2. I have found David my servant; :
    with my holy oil have I anointed him.
  3. My hand will hold him fast :
    and my arm will make him strong.
  4. No enemy shall deceive him, :
    nor any wicked man bring him down.
  5. I will crush his foes before him :
    and strike down those who hate him.
  6. My faithfulness and love shall be with him, :
    and he shall be victorious through my Name.
  7. I shall make his dominion extend :
    from the Great Sea to the River.
  8. He will say to me, 'You are my Father, :
    my God, and the rock of my salvation.'
  9. I will make him my firstborn :
    and higher than the kings of the earth.
  10. I will keep my love for him for ever, :
    and my covenant will stand firm for him.
  11. I will establish his line for ever :
    and his throne as the days of heaven."
  12. "If his children forsake my law :
    and do not walk according to my judgments;
  13. If they break my statutes :
    and do not keep my commandments;
  14. I will punish their transgressions with a rod :
    and their iniquities with the lash;
  15. But I will not take my love from him, :
    nor let my faithfulness prove false.
  16. I will not break my covenant, :
    nor change what has gone out of my lips.
  17. Once for all I have sworn by my holiness: :
    'I will not lie to David.
  18. His line shall endure for ever :
    and his throne as the sun before me;
  19. It shall stand fast for evermore like the moon, :
    the abiding witness in the sky.'"
  20. But you have cast off and rejected your anointed; :
    you have become enraged at him.
  21. You have broken your covenant with your servant, :
    defiled his crown, and hurled it to the ground.
  22. You have breached all his walls :
    and laid his strongholds in ruins.
  23. All who pass by despoil him; :
    he has become the scorn of his neighbours.
  24. You have exalted the right hand of his foes :
    and made all his enemies rejoice.
  25. You have turned back the edge of his sword :
    and have not sustained him in battle.
  26. You have put an end to his splendour :
    and cast his throne to the ground.
  27. You have cut short the days of his youth :
    and have covered him with shame.
  28. How long will you hide yourself, O LORD?
    will you hide yourself for ever? :
    how long will your anger burn like fire?
  29. Remember, LORD, how short life is, :
    how frail you have made all flesh.
  30. Who can live and not see death? :
    who can save himself from the power of the grave?
  31. Where, Lord, are your loving-kindnesses of old, :
    which you promised David in your faithfulness?
  32. Remember, Lord, how your servant is mocked, :
    how I carry in my bosom the taunts of many peoples,
  33. The taunts your enemies have hurled, O LORD, :
    which they hurled at the heels of your anointed.
  34. Blessed be the LORD for evermore! :
    Amen, I say, Amen