PSALM 122

SETTING A

METER:  87 87 87
SUGGESTED TUNE:  REGENT SQUARE
This is the meter for such hymns as "Angels from the Realms of Glory."

1.  I was glad when they said to me,
    "Let us go to Yah-weh's house!"
    We're in-side your gates, Je-rus-'lem,
    Stand-ing here to wor-ship God.
    God's own cit-y, built so strong-ly,
    Un-to which God's tribes go up,
2.  As he de-creed unto Is-rael,
    To give thanks to Yah-weh's name.
    Here sat Is-rael's kings in judg-ment,
    E'en the thrones of Da-vid's house.
    Pray for the peace of Je-rus-'lem,
    "May they pros-per who love you!"
3.  "May peace dwell with-in your walls, and
    May your tow'rs e'er be se-cure."
    For the sake of friends and kin-folk
    I'll say, "Peace be with-in you!"
    For the sake of Yah-weh's tem-ple
    I will al-ways seek your good.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening. 

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SETTING B

METER:  87 87 D
SUGGESTED TUNES:  BRADBURY or AUSTRIA
This is the meter for such hymns as "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us" and "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken"

1.  I was glad when they said to me,
    "Let us go to Yah-weh's house!"
    We're in-side your gates, Je-rus'lem,
    Stand-ing here to wor-ship God.
    God's own cit-y, built so strong-ly,
    Un-to which God's tribes go up,
    God's own cit-y, built so strong-ly,
    Un-to which God's tribes go up,
2.  As he de-creed unto Is-rael,
    To give thanks to Yah-weh's name.
    Here sat Is-rael's kings in judg-ment,
    E'en the thrones of Da-vid's house.
    Pray for the peace of Je-rus-'lem,
    "May they pros-per who love you!"
    Pray for the peace of Je-rus-'lem,
    "May they pros-per who love you!"
3.  "May peace dwell with-in your walls, and
    May your tow'rs e'er be se-cure."
    For the sake of friends and kin-folk
    I'll say, "Peace be with-in you!"
    For the sake of Yah-weh's tem-ple
    I will al-ways seek your good;
    For the sake of Yah-weh's tem-ple
    I will al-ways seek your good.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2001 Dale A. Schoening.

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