I was glad when they said unto me, *
“We will go into the house of the Lord.”
Now our feet are standing *
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is built as a city *
that is at unity in itself.
For there the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord, *
as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the Lord.
For there is the throne of judgment, *
even the throne of the house of David.
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem; *
they shall prosper that love you.
Peace be within your walls *
and plenteousness within your palaces.
For my brethren and companions’ sakes, *
I will wish you prosperity.
Indeed, because of the house of the Lord our God, *
I will seek to do you good.
Ad te levavi oculos meos
Unto you I lift up my eyes, *
you who are enthroned in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, *
and as the eyes of a maiden to the hand of her mistress,
Even so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, *
until he show us his favor.
Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, *
for we have suffered more than enough contempt.
Long has our soul suffered the scorn of the wealthy *
and the spitefulness of the proud.