Covenant Song (I Will Celebrate Your Love Forever Yahweh)

This is an early contemporary-Christian-music style hymn about God's faithfulness to the covenant. It was written by Karen Barrie at-that-time religious sister (details unknown), based on Psalm 89.

Other titles for it 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:
The song was popular among charismatic churches and covenant groups.   Sheet music was sold for a time by WLP, where it is available as a digital download - but this has not transferred into GIA's catalog.

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.


rainbow across the sky - sign of God's covenant


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Examples

Singer with electronic keyboard:


Large group with band:


Instrumental - electronic keyboard with backing:


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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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.

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