1 [To the Chief Musician upon gittith. A Psalm for the Sons of Korah.] LORD, you have been favorable unto your land: you have brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people, you have covered all their sin. Selah. 3 You have taken away all your anger: you have turned yourself from the fierceness of your anger.
4 Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease. 5 Will you be angry with us forever? will you draw out your anger to all generations? 6 Will you not revive us again: that your people may rejoice in you? 7 Show us your mercy, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.
8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. 9 Surely his salvation is near those that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield its increase. 13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.