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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book III
 
LXXXV
 
Prayer for God’s Mercy Upon the Nation
 
 
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
 
 
[1]  JEHOVAH, thou hast been favorable unto thy land;
Thou hast brought 1 back the captivity of Jacob.
[2]  Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people;
Thou hast covered all their sin.  [Selah
[3]  Thou hast taken away all thy wrath;
Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
[4]  Turn us, O God of our salvation,
And cause thine indignation toward us to cease.
[5]  Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?
Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
[6]  Wilt thou not quicken us again,
That thy people may rejoice in thee?
[7]  Show us thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah,
And grant us thy salvation.
[8]  I will hear what God Jehovah will speak;
For he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints:
But let them not turn again to folly.
[9]  Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
[10]  Mercy and truth are met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
[11]  Truth springeth out of the earth;
And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
[12]  Yea, Jehovah will give that which is good;
And our land shall yield its increase.
[13]  Righteousness shall go before him,
And shall make 2 his footsteps a way to walk in.
 
Note 1. Or, Turn to us. [back]
Note 2. Or, set us in the way of his steps. [back]
 

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