Words: Esther Arnold

Music: George F. Handel, 1748, alt.

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My heart was glad, my soul rejoiced
when they said unto me,
"Let us go to the house of God
and enter joyfully!"
Our feet are standing in your gates,
Jerusalem, my joy:
a city strongly built together,
joined in unity.

Here Israel's tribes come up to praise
and bless Jehovah's name;
at His decree they yearly come
to worship Him again.
In Zion's city judgment thrones
are set for Israel's king;
and righteous rule for all who come
the house of David brings.

For Israel's peace I pray to God,
"Jerusalem be blest!
May all who love you prosper well
and live in joyfulness.
Shalom lodge here within your walls!
Your palaces be graced!"
For you my brothers and my friends,
for God's house I seek peace.

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