Prayer for God's Mercy upon the Nation.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1O Lord, You showed favor to Your land;
You #Or restore the fortunesrestored the captivity of Jacob.
2You forgave the iniquity of Your people;
You covered all their sin. Selah.
3You withdrew all Your fury;
You turned away from Your burning anger.
4Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
5Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
6Will You not Yourself revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
7Show us Your lovingkindness, O Lord,
And grant us Your salvation.
8I will hear what God the Lord will say;
For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones;
But let them not turn back to folly.
9Surely His salvation is near to those who #Or reverencefear Him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
10Lovingkindness and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11Truth springs from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
12Indeed, the Lord will give what is good,
And our land will yield its produce.
13Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way.