1 LORD you have favored your land and restored the fortunes of Jacob. 2 You took away the iniquity of your people, forgiving all their sins Interlude 3 You withdrew all your wrath and turned away from your burning anger.
4 Restore us, God of our salvation, and stop being angry with us. 5 Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger from generation to generation? 6 Will you restore our lives again so that your people may rejoice in you? 7 LORD, show your gracious love and deliver us.
8 Let me listen to what God, the LORD, says; for the LORD will promise peace to his people, to his holy ones; may they not return to foolishness. 9 Surely, he will soon deliver those who fear him, for his glory will live in our land.
10 Gracious love and truth meet; righteousness and peace kiss. 11 Truth sprouts up from the ground, while righteousness looks down from the sky. 12 The LORD will also provide what is good, and our land will yield its produce. 13 Righteousness will go before him to prepare a path for his steps. A Davidic prayer