Parallel
122
PSALM 122
Common Meter: 8,6,8,6
A Song of Ascents,
Of David.
1I joy'd when to the house of God,
Go up, they said to me.
2Jerusalem, within thy gates
our feet shall standing be.
3Jerus'lem, as a city, is
compactly built together:
4Unto that place the tribes go up,
the tribes of God go thither:
To Isr'el's testimony, there
to God's name thanks to pay.
5For thrones of judgment, ev'n the thrones
of David's house, there stay.
6Pray that Jerusalem may have
peace and felicity:
Let them that love thee and thy peace
have still prosperity.
7Therefore I wish that peace may still
within thy walls remain,
And ever may thy palaces
prosperity retain.
8Now, for my friends' and brethren's sakes,
Peace be in thee, I'll say.
9And for the house of God our Lord,
I'll seek thy good alway.