1 What joy to hear the pilgrims say,
'Will you come up with us,
to keep the LORD's appointed feast
and worship at his house?'

2 Within the city gates we stand,
amazed as now we see
Jerusalem's complete design,
her perfect unity.

3 There to give praise and thanks to God
the ransomed tribes resort;
there David's son in judgment sits
and holds his royal court.

4 May peace abide within her walls,
prosperity abound,
with every good and perfect gift
her people all be crowned!

5 So for Jerusalem I'll pray
while life and breath remain,
since there my friends and kindred dwell
and God shall ever reign.

Psalm 122, David G. Preston based on Isaac Watts (1674 - 1758)
© David G. Preston/Jubilate Hymns
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