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