LXXIX. For ever shall my Song record

1 For ever shall my Song record
The Truth and Mercy of the Lord;
Mercy and Truth for ever stand,
Like Heav'n, establish'd by his Hand.
2 Thus to his Son he sware, and said,
"With thee my Cov'nant first is made;
"In thee shall dying Sinners live,
"Glory and Grace are thine to give.

3 "Be thou my Prophet, thou my Priest;
"Thy Children shall be ever blest;
"Thou art my chosen King; thy Throne
"Shall stand eternal like my own.
4 "There's none of all my Sons above;
"So much my Image, or my Love;
"Celestial Pow'rs thy Subjects are;
"Then what can Earth to Thee compare?

5 "David, my Servant, whom I chose
"To guard my Flock, to crush my Foes,
"And rais'd him to the Jewish Throne,
"Was but a Shadow of my Son.
6 Now let the Church rejoice, and sing
Jesus her Saviour and her King;
Angels his heavenly Wonders show,
And Saints declare his Works below.

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First Line: For ever shall my Song record
Publication Date: 1765
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1; Hebrews 1:5; Psalm 89:1
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