Laetatus sum in his
1A gradual canticle.
I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go into the house of the Lord. 2Our feet were standing in thy courts, O Jerusalem. 3Jerusalem, which is built as a city, which is compact together. 4For thither did the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord: the testimony of Israel, to praise the name of the Lord. 5Because their seats have sat in judgment, seats upon the house of David. 6Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: and abundance for them that love thee. 7Let peace be in thy strength: and abundance in thy towers. 8For the sake of my brethren, and of my neighbours, I spoke peace of thee. 9Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have sought good things for thee.