Psalm 122 W.K.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 I did in heart rejoice to hear the people's voice In offering so willingly: For let us up, say they, And in the Lord's house pray: Thus spake the folk with amity.
2 Our feet that wandered wide Shall in thy gates abide, O thou Jerusalem full fair; Which art so seemly set Much like a city neat, Whither the people do repair.
3 The tribes with one accord, to give thanks to the Lord, Are thither bent their way to take: So God before did tell That there his Israel Their prayers should together make.
4 For there are thrones erect, and that for this respect, To set forth justice orderly: Which thrones' right to maintain, To David's house pertain, his folk to judge with equity.
5 To pray let us not cease for Jerusalem's peace: Thy friends God keep in amity; Peace be thy walls about, And prosper thee throughout thy palaces continually.
6 For my friends sake will I wish that prosperity May evermore abide in thee: God's house doth me allure Thy wealth for to procure as much as always lies in me.