Readings: Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; 2 Samuel 6:1-11; Hebrews 1:1-14
[Psalm 89, Colin Fredrickson, Artist, 2014]
I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;
your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to my servant, David:
I will establish your descendants forever; and build your throne for all generations.”
Then you spoke in a vision to your faithful one, and said:
“I have set the crown on one who is mighty,
I have exalted one chosen from the people.
I have found my servant David; with my holy oil I have anointed him;
my arm also shall strengthen him.
The enemy shall not outwit him, the wicked shall not humble him.
I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.
My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him;
and in my name his horn shall be exalted.
I will set his and on the sea and his right hand on the rivers.
He shall cry to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation!'” [Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26, NRSV]