1    I was glad when they said to me,  

‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’

2    And now our feet are standing  

within your gates, O Jerusalem;

3    Jerusalem, built as a city  

that is at unity in itself.

4    Thither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord,  

as is decreed for Israel,

    to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

5    For there are set the thrones of judgement,  

the thrones of the house of David.

   O pray for the peace of Jerusalem:  

‘May they prosper who love you.

7    ‘Peace be within your walls  

and tranquillity within your palaces.’

8    For my kindred and companions’ sake,  

I will pray that peace be with you.

9    For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,  

I will seek to do you good.


Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2000 and published by Church House Publishing.

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