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846. Psalm 122: I joyed when to the house of God

1 I joyed when to the house of God
"Go up," they said to me.
Jerusalem, within thy gates
our feet shall standing be.

2 Jerusalem our city is
firm built and strongly stands;
unto that place the tribes go up,
pilgrims from all its lands.

3 Pray that Jerusalem may have
peace and felicity:
let them that love thee and thy peace
have still prosperity.

4 Therefore I wish that peace may still
within thy walls remain,
and ever may thy palaces
prosperity retain.

5 Now, for my friends’ and kindred’s sakes,
"Peace be in thee," I’ll say;
and for the house of God our Lord,
I’ll seek thy good alway.

Text Information
First Line: I joyed when to the house of God
Title: Psalm 122: I joyed when to the house of God
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650, alt.
Tune Information
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Key: G Major
Source: Chalmer's Collection, Aberdeen, 1749

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