1 "To the LORD's house!" they were calling,
and with joy I went with them.
2 Now at last our feet are standing
in your gates, Jerusalem.
3 See, Jerus'lem, like a city
built compactly, close and strong.
4 That is where the tribes assemble,
tribes which to the LORD belong.
To the LORD's name praise they offer,
as for Israèl decreed.
5 There are set the thrones for judgment,
thrones of David's royal seed.
6 Pray for Zion's peace and safety:
"May your friends securely dwell;
7 Peace within your walls continue,
strength within your citadel."
8 For the sake of friends and brothers,
"Peace be in you," I will say.
9 For the sake of our God's temple,
I seek your prosperity.
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland.