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Happy People in Jerusalem

A song for going up to worship. Of David.

122 I was happy when they said to me,
    “Let’s go to the Temple of the Lord.”
Jerusalem, we are standing
    at your gates.

Jerusalem is built as a city
    with the buildings close together.
The tribes go up there,
    the tribes who belong to the Lord.
It is the rule in Israel
    to praise the Lord at Jerusalem.
There the descendants of David
    set their thrones to judge the people.

Pray for peace in Jerusalem:
    “May those who love her be safe.
May there be peace within her walls
    and safety within her strong towers.”
To help my relatives and friends,
    I say, “Let Jerusalem have peace.”
For the sake of the Temple of the Lord our God,
    I wish good for her.