Let Us Go to the House of the LORD
A Song of Ascents. Of David.
1I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD!”
2Our feet have been standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3Jerusalem— built as a city
that is bound firmly together,
4to which the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD,
as was decreed for[a] Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5There thrones for judgment were set,
the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
“May they be secure who love you!
7Peace be within your walls
and security within your towers!”
8For my brothers and companions’ sake
I will say, “Peace be within you!”
9For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek your good.
Our Eyes Look to the LORD Our God
A Song of Ascents.
1To you I lift up my eyes,
O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
2Behold, as the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maidservant
to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the LORD our God,
till he has mercy upon us.
3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us,
for we have had more than enough of contempt.
4Our soul has had more than enough
of the scorn of those who are at ease,
of the contempt of the proud.