A Prayer for Blessing on the Sanctuary
A Song of degrees.
1 Lord, remember David,
and all his afflictions:
2how he sware unto the Lord,
and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
3Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house,
nor go up into my bed;
4I will not give sleep to mine eyes,
or slumber to mine eyelids,
5until I find out a place for the Lord,
a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6Lo, we heard of it at Eph´ratah:
we found it in the fields of the wood.
7We will go into his tabernacles:
we will worship at his footstool.
8 # 2 Chr 6.41,42. Arise, O Lord, into thy rest;
thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness;
and let thy saints shout for joy.
10For thy servant David's sake
turn not away the face of thine anointed.
11 # 2 Sam 7.12-16; 1 Chr 17.11-14; Ps 89.3,4; Acts 2.30. The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David;
he will not turn from it;
Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12If thy children will keep my covenant
and my testimony that I shall teach them,
their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
13For the Lord hath chosen Zion;
he hath desired it for his habitation.
14This is my rest for ever:
here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15I will abundantly bless her provision:
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16I will also clothe her priests with salvation:
and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 # 1 Kgs 11.36. There will I make the horn of David to bud:
I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18His enemies will I clothe with shame:
but upon himself shall his crown flourish.