Tuesday Hymns: “For Ever Settled in the Heavens”

Many of the hymns in The Trinity Hymnal were first found in The Psalter, 1912. “For Ever Settled in the Heavens” is one such hymn and it is our Tuesday Hymn for this week. It is based on Psalms 119:89-97 and speaks of the sovereignty of our Lord, the inerrancy and infallibility of His Holy Word, and the surety of His promises to us, His children. Although it has been sung to several tunes down through the years, the tune most closely connected to it is DUKE STREET.

For ever settled in the heavens
Thy Word, O Lord, shall firmly stand;
Thy faithfulness shall never fail;
The earth abides at thy command.

Thy word and works unmoved remain,
Thine every purpose to fulfil;
All things are thine and thee obey,
And all as servants wait thy will.

I should have perished in my woe
Had not I loved thy law divine;
That law I never can forget;
O save me, Lord, for I am thine.

The wicked would destroy my soul,
But in thy truth is refuge sure;
Exceeding broad is thy command,
And in perfection shall endure.

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