Lord, you have been gracious to your land; *
you have turned away the captivity of Jacob.
You have forgiven the offence of your people *
and covered all their sins.
You have taken away all your displeasure *
and turned yourself from your wrathful indignation.
Restore us then, O God our Savior, *
and let your anger cease from us.
Will you be displeased at us for ever, *
and will you stretch out your wrath from one generation to another?
Will you not turn again and quicken us, *
that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your mercy, O Lord, *
and grant us your salvation.
I will hearken to what the Lord God will say, *
for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again.
For his salvation is near to those who fear him, *
that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth have met together; *
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall flourish out of the earth, *
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Indeed, the Lord shall show goodness, *
and our land shall give its increase.
Righteousness shall go before him, *
and he shall direct his going in the way.