Covenant Song (I Will Celebrate Your Love Forever Yahweh)

rainbow across the sky - sign of God's covenant:    1 I have made a covenant with my chosen, given my servant my word. I have made your name to last forever, built to outlast all time. Chorus: I will celebrate your love forever, Yahweh. Age on age, my words proclaim your love. For I claim that love is built to last forever, founded firm, your faithfulness. 2 Yahweh, the assembly of those who love you, applaud your marvellous word. Who in the skies can compare with Yahweh? Who can rival him? 3 Happy the people who learn to acclaim you. They rejoice in your light. You are our glory and you are our courage. Our hope belongs to You. 4 I have revealed my chosen servant and he can rely on me. Given him my love to last forever. He shall rise in my name. 5 He will call to me, My Father! My God! for I make him my first born son.I cannot take back my given promise, I’ve called him to shine like the sun.
This contemporary-Christian-music style hymn about God's faithfulness to the covenant was written by Karen Barrie at-that-time religious sister (details unknown), based on Psalm 89.

Other titles for the song include I Have Made A Covenant, I Have Made A Covenant With My Chosen, Psalm 89.
    Hymn-books which it has been published in include:
    It was popular among charismatic churches and covenant groups, and sheet music still can be purchased  from WLP, where it is available as a digital download:  This lists the composer as Karen M Barrie.

    The current CCLI listing says the song is copyright 1973, and that the copyright is owned by Karen Barrie.

    It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Barrie. This has cut-common time signature. The tune for the verses minor - in Am, the first few notes are D D D D E E E E, which the chorus has a major tonality:  in G the first few notes are B B B d d_ d.




    Examples

    Solo singer with electronic keyboard backing, home-quality recording:



    Large choir with piano and light rhythm:



    Lyrics

    The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
    1 I have made a covenant with my chosen ...

    Chorus:
    I will celebrate your love forever, Yahweh.
    Age on age, my words proclaim your love.
    For I claim that love is built to last forever,
    founded firm, your faithfulness.

    2 Yahweh, the assembly of those who love you, ...

    3 Happy the people who learn to acclaim you ...

    4 I have revealed my chosen servant ...

    5 He will call to me, “My Father! My God!” ...

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