My song shall be always of the loving-kindness of the Lord; *
with my mouth will I ever be proclaiming your faithfulness, from one generation to another.
For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up for ever; *
your faithfulness shall be established in the heavens.”
I have made a covenant with my chosen one; *
I have sworn to David my servant:
“Your seed will I establish for ever, *
and set up your throne from one generation to another.”
O Lord, the heavens will praise your wondrous works *
and your faithfulness in the assembly of the saints.
For who in the clouds can be compared unto the Lord? *
And who among the gods is like unto the Lord?
God is greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, *
and to be held in reverence by all those who are round about him.
O Lord God of hosts, who is like you? *
Your faithfulness, most mighty Lord, is round about you.
You rule the raging of the sea; *
you still the waves when they arise.
You have subdued Rahab of the deep, and destroyed her; *
you have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; *
you laid the foundation of the world, and all that is in it.
You have made the north and the south; *
Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your Name.
You have a mighty arm; *
strong is your hand, and high is your right hand.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; *
mercy and truth shall go before your face.
Blessed are the people, O Lord, who rejoice in you; *
they shall walk in the light of your countenance.
Their delight shall be in your Name all the day long, *
and in your righteousness shall they make their boast.
For you are the glory of their strength, *
and by your favor you shall lift up our might.
For the Lord is our defense; *
the Holy One of Israel is our King.
You spoke in a vision to your saints, and said, *
“I have set the crown upon one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
I have found David my servant; *
with my holy oil have I anointed him.
My hand shall hold him fast, *
and my arm shall strengthen him.
The enemy shall not be able to do him violence; *
the son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
I will smite his foes before his face *
and strike down those who hate him.
My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him, *
and in my Name shall his horn be exalted.
I will give him dominion over the sea, *
and with his right hand shall he rule the rivers.
He shall say to me, “You are my Father, *
my God and the rock of my salvation.”
And I will make him my firstborn, *
higher than the kings of the earth.
My mercy will I keep for him for ever, *
and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
His seed will I make to endure for ever *
and his throne as the days of heaven.