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.”
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.