Happy People in Jerusalem
A song for going up to worship. Of David.
1I was happy when they said to me,
“Let’s go to the Temple of the Lord.”
2Jerusalem, we are standing
at your gates.
3Jerusalem is built as a city
with the buildings close together.
4The tribes go up there,
the tribes who belong to the Lord.
It is the rule in Israel
to praise the Lord at Jerusalem.
5There the descendants of David
set their thrones to judge the people.
6Pray for peace in Jerusalem:
“May those who love her be safe.
7May there be peace within her walls
and safety within her strong towers.”
8To help my relatives and friends,
I say, “Let Jerusalem have peace.”
9For the sake of the Temple of the Lord our God,
I wish good for her.