1 With joy and gladness in my soul
I hear the call to prayer;
Let us go up to God's own house
And bow before Him there.
2 We stand within thy sacred walls,
O Zion, blest for aye.
Wherein the people of the Lord
United homage pay.
3 They come to learn Jehovah's will,
His mighty deeds to own,
For there is judgment's royal seat,
Messiah's kingly throne.
4 O pray that Zion may be blest
And have abundant peace,
For all that love thee in their hearts
Shall prosper and increase.
5 I pray the Lord that peace may still
Within thy walls abound,
And ever in thy palaces
Prosperity be found.
6 Yea, for the sake of friends and kin,
My heart desires thy peace,
And for the house of God the Lord
My care shall never cease.
The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912