Restoration of Favor
For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.
1Lord, You showed favor to Your land; # Ps 106:4
You restored Jacob’s prosperity. # Or restored Jacob from captivity # Dt 30:3; Ps 14:7; Jr 29:14
2You took away Your people’s guilt;
You covered all their sin. # 1Kg 8:34; Ps 32:1,5Selah
3You withdrew all Your fury;
You turned from Your burning anger. # Ps 78:38; 106:23; Jnh 3:9
4Return to us, God of our salvation,
and abandon Your displeasure with us. # Ps 27:9; 79:9; 80:3,7
5Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger for all generations? # Ps 74:1; 79:5; 80:4
6Will You not revive us again
so that Your people may rejoice in You? # Ps 71:20; 80:18; 149:2
7Show us Your faithful love, Lord,
and give us Your salvation. # Ps 69:13; 119:41
8I will listen to what God will say;
surely the Lord will declare peace
to His people, His godly ones,
and not let them go back to foolish ways. # Hg 2:9; Zch 9:10
9His salvation is very near those who fear Him,
so that glory may dwell in our land. # Is 46:13; Zch 2:5; Jn 1:14
10Faithful love and truth will join together;
righteousness and peace will embrace. # Ps 72:3; 89:14
11Truth will spring up from the earth,
and righteousness will look down from heaven. # Is 45:8
12Also, the Lord will provide what is good,
and our land will yield its crops. # Ps 65:12-13; 67:6; Ezk 34:27
13Righteousness will go before Him
to prepare the way for His steps. # Ps 89:14; Is 40:3,10; 58:8