The Joy of Going to the House of the Lord

A Song of Ascents. Of David.
  1I was glad when they said to me,
   “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
   2Our feet have been standing
   Within your gates, O Jerusalem!
  3Jerusalem is built
   As a city that is compact together,
   4Where the tribes go up,
   The tribes of the Lord,
   To the Testimony of Israel,
   To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
   5For thrones are set there for judgment,
   The thrones of the house of David.
  6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
   “May they prosper who love you.
   7Peace be within your walls,
   Prosperity within your palaces.”
   8For the sake of my brethren and companions,
   I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
   9Because of the house of the Lord our God
   I will seek your good.