Prayer that the Lord Will Restore Favor to the Land
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm #Ps. 42:titleof the sons of Korah.
1Lord, You have been favorable to Your land;
You have #Ezra 1:11—2:1; Ps. 14:7; Jer. 30:18; 31:23; Ezek. 39:25; Hos. 6:11; Joel 3:1brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people;
You have covered all their sin.
3You have taken away all Your wrath;
You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger.
4#Ps. 80:3, 7Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your anger toward us to cease.
5#Ps. 79:5Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
6Will You not #Hab. 3:2revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
7Show us Your mercy, Lord,
And grant us Your salvation.
8I will hear what God the Lord will speak,
For He will speak peace
To His people and to His saints;
But let them not turn back to folly.
9Surely #Is. 46:13His salvation is near to those who fear Him,
#Hag. 2:7; Zech. 2:5; (John 1:14)That glory may dwell in our land.
10Mercy and truth have met together;
#Ps. 72:3; (Is. 32:17); Luke 2:14Righteousness and peace have kissed.
11Truth shall spring out of the earth,
And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12#(Ps. 84:11; James 1:17)Yes, the Lord will give what is good;
And our land will yield its increase.
13Righteousness will go before Him,
And shall make His footsteps our pathway.