|[A Song of Ascents.]|
|Remember, O LORD, in David's favor, |
all the hardships he endured;
|Come Praise the Lord all His Servants. Psalm 132(v131)|
|how he swore to the LORD |
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
|"I will not enter my house |
or get into my bed;
|I will not give sleep to my eyes |
or slumber to my eyelids,
|until I find a place for the LORD, |
a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
|Lo, we heard of it in Eph'rathah, |
we found it in the fields of Ja'ar.
|"Let us go to his dwelling place; |
let us worship at his footstool!"
|Arise, O LORD, and go to thy resting place, |
thou and the ark of thy might.
|Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, |
and let thy saints shout for joy.
|For thy servant David's sake do not turn away |
the face of thy anointed one.
|The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: |
"One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.
|If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies which I shall teach them, |
their sons also for ever shall sit upon your throne."
|For the LORD has chosen Zion; |
he has desired it for his habitation:
|"This is my resting place for ever; |
here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
|I will abundantly bless her provisions; |
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
|Her priests I will clothe with salvation, |
and her saints will shout for joy.
|There I will make a horn to sprout for David; |
I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.
|His enemies I will clothe with shame,|
but upon himself his crown will shed its luster."
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