Psalm 89 or
Coverdale
Part II Tunc locutus es

19You 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.

20I have found David my servant; *
with my holy oil have I anointed him.

21My hand will hold him fast *
and my arm will make him strong.

22No enemy shall deceive him, *
nor any wicked man bring him down.

23I will crush his foes before him *
and strike down those who hate him.

24My faithfulness and love shall be with him, *
and he shall be victorious through my Name.

25I shall make his dominion extend *
from the Great Sea to the River.

26He will say to me, 'You are my Father, *
my God, and the rock of my salvation.'

27I will make him my firstborn *
and higher than the kings of the earth.

28I will keep my love for him for ever, *
and my covenant will stand firm for him.

29I will establish his line for ever *
and his throne as the days of heaven."

30"If his children forsake my law *
and do not walk according to my judgments;

31If they break my statutes *
and do not keep my commandments;

32I will punish their transgressions with a rod *
and their iniquities with the lash;

33But I will not take my love from him, *
nor let my faithfulness prove false.

34I will not break my covenant, *
nor change what has gone out of my lips.

35Once for all I have sworn by my holiness: *
'I will not lie to David.

36His line shall endure for ever *
and his throne as the sun before me;

37It shall stand fast for evermore like the moon, *
the abiding witness in the sky.'"

38 But you have cast off and rejected your anointed; *
you have become enraged at him.

39You have broken your covenant with your servant, *
defiled his crown, and hurled it to the ground.

40You have breached all his walls *
and laid his strongholds in ruins.

41All who pass by despoil him; *
he has become the scorn of his neighbors.

42You have exalted the right hand of his foes *
and made all his enemies rejoice.

43You have turned back the edge of his sword *
and have not sustained him in battle.

44You have put an end to his splendor *
and cast his throne to the ground.

45You have cut short the days of his youth *
and have covered him with shame.

46How long will you hide yourself, O LORD?
will you hide yourself for ever? *
how long will your anger burn like fire?

47Remember, LORD, how short life is, *
how frail you have made all flesh.

48Who can live and not see death? *
who can save himself from the power of the grave?

49Where, Lord, are your loving-kindnesses of old, *
which you promised David in your faithfulness?

50Remember, Lord, how your servant is mocked, *
how I carry in my bosom the taunts of many peoples,

51The taunts your enemies have hurled, O LORD, *
which they hurled at the heels of your anointed.

52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore! *
Amen, I say, Amen.