1 Thou, O Jehovah, shalt endure,
Thy throne forever is the same;
And to all generations sure
Shall be Thy great memorial Name.
2 The time for Zion's help is near,
The time appointed in thy love;
O let Thy gracious aid appear,
Look Thou in mercy from above.
3 O Lord, regard the prayer of those
who love the walls of Zion well,
Whose hearts are heavy for her woes,
Who sad amid her ruins dwell.
4 Thy power and glory shall appear,
And Zion's walls shall be restored;
Then all the kings of earth shall fear
And heathen nations serve the Lord.
5 The Lord has heard and answered prayer
And saved His people in distress;
This to the coming age declare,
That they His holy Name may bless.
6 The Lord, exalted on His throne,
Looked down from heaven with pitying eye
to still the lowly captive's moan
And save His people doomed to die.
7 All men in Zion shall declare
His gracious Name with one accord,
When kings and nations gather there
To serve and worship God the Lord.
The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912