LORD, You have been favorable to Your land;
You have a brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2 You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people;
You have covered all their sin. Selah 3 You have taken away all Your wrath;
You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger.
b Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your anger toward us to cease. 5 c Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? 6 Will You not d revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You? 7 Show us Your mercy, LORD,
And grant us Your salvation.
I will hear what God the LORD will speak,
For He will speak peace
To His people and to His saints;
But let them not turn back to 1 folly. 9 Surely e His salvation is near to those who fear Him,
f That glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth have met together;
g Righteousness and peace have kissed. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth,
And righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12 h Yes, the LORD will give what is good;
And our land will yield its increase. 13 Righteousness will go before Him,
And shall make His footsteps our pathway.