Words: The Scottish Psalter
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.