For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
1Lord, you have been favourable to your land.
You have restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2You have forgiven the iniquity of your people.
You have covered all their sin. Selah.
3You have taken away all your wrath.
You have turned from the fierceness of your anger.
4Turn us, God of our salvation,
and cause your indignation towards us to cease.
5Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you draw out your anger to all generations?
6Won’t you revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
7Show us your loving kindness, Lord.
Grant us your salvation.
8I will hear what God, the Lord, will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, his saints;
but let them not turn again to folly.
9Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
10Mercy and truth meet together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11Truth springs out of the earth.
Righteousness has looked down from heaven.
12Yes, the Lord will give that which is good.
Our land will yield its increase.
13Righteousness goes before him,
And prepares the way for his steps.