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(A song for worship.)
The Lord Is Always with His People
1Our Lord, don't forget David
and how he suffered.
2Mighty God of Jacob,
remember how he promised:
3“I won't go home
or crawl into bed
4or close my eyelids,
5until I find a home for you,
the mighty Lord God of Jacob.”
6 # 2 Ch 6.41,42. When we were in Ephrath,
we heard that the sacred chest
was somewhere near Jaar.
7Then we said, “Let's go
to the throne of the Lord
and worship at his feet.”
8Come to your new home, Lord,
you and the sacred chest
with all its power.
9Let victory be like robes
for the priests;
let your faithful people
celebrate and shout.
10David is your chosen one,
so don't reject him.
11 # 2 S 7.12-16; 1 Ch 17.11-14; Ps 89.3,4; Ac 2.30. You made a solemn promise
to David, when you said,
“I, the Lord, promise
that someone in your family
will always be king.
12If they keep our agreement
and follow my teachings,
then someone in your family
will rule forever.”
13You have gladly chosen Zion
as your home, our Lord.
14You said, “This is my home!
I will live here forever.
15I will bless Zion with food,
and even the poor will eat
until they are full.
16Victory will be like robes
for the priests,
and its faithful people
will celebrate and shout.
17 # 1 K 11.36; Ps 18.28. I will give mighty power
to the kingdom of David.
Each of my chosen kings
will shine like a lamp
18and wear a sparkling crown.
But I will disgrace
their enemies.”