|[To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.]||Prayer for the Nation's Welfare. Psalm 85(v84)|
|LORD, thou wast favorable to thy land; |
thou didst restore the fortunes of Jacob.
|Thou didst forgive the iniquity of thy people; |
thou didst pardon all their sin. [Selah]
|Thou didst withdraw all thy wrath; |
thou didst turn from thy hot anger.
|Restore us again, O God of our salvation, |
and put away thy indignation toward us!
|Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? |
Wilt thou prolong thy anger to all generations?
|Wilt thou not revive us again,|
that thy people may rejoice in thee?
|Show us thy steadfast love, O LORD, |
and grant us thy salvation.
|Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, |
for he will speak peace to his people,
to his saints, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
|Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, |
that glory may dwell in our land.
|Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; |
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
|Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, |
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
|Yea, the LORD will give what is good, |
and our land will yield its increase.
|Righteousness will go before him,|
and make his footsteps a way.
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