"I will sing of thy steadfast love,
O LORD, for ever; with my mouth I will proclaim
thy faithfulness to all generations. For
thy steadfast love was established for ever,
thy faithfulness is firm as the heavens."
"This saying is trustworthy: If
died with him we shall also live with
if we persevere we shall also reign
him. But if we deny him he will deny
If we are unfaithful he remains faithful,
for he cannot deny himself." (2)
The Faithful One
Yahweh, You are the Faithful One;
Unchangeable in all Your ways.
Your constant love shines like the
Its warmth and light dispels my haze.
A house of faith built on this Rock,
Unshakable in Confidence,
Withstands the storms of sin that shock
The shack built on self-reliance.
Merciful Love will not reject
The sinner, sincere and contrite;
Oceans of Love cannot neglect
My drop of need in the dark night.
Love is steadfast in faithfulness.
Secured, it yields a living hope,
Which draws me out of my darkness
Where despair forms a slipp'ry slope.
Yahweh, secure my confidence.
Your constant love is providence!
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
1. Psalm 89:1-2
2. 2 Timothy 2:11-13