Psalm 122

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes

A Song of Ascents, Of David.

 1  I joyed when to the house of God,
       Go up, they said to me.
 2  Jerusalem, within thy gates
       our feet shall standing be.

 3  Jerus'lem, as a city, is
       compactly built together:
 4  Unto that place the tribes go up,
       the tribes of God go thither:

    To Isr'el's testimony, there
       to God's name thanks to pay.
 5  For thrones of judgment, ev'n the thrones
       of David's house, there stay.

 6  Pray that Jerusalem may have
       peace and felicity:
    Let them that love thee and thy peace
       have still prosperity.

 7  Therefore I wish that peace may still
       within thy walls remain,
    And ever may thy palaces
       prosperity retain.

 8  Now, for my friends' and brethren's sakes,
       Peace be in thee, I'll say.
 9  And for the house of God our Lord,
       I'll seek thy good alway.

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