Lord, remember David’s longing
And the solemn vow he swore?
“I will give myself no respite
‘Till I find a place for You.”
When Your ark was found in Jaar
Symbol of Your mighty pow’r
Priests arrayed in righteous garments
Joined the saints in joyous song.
“Let us worship at His footstool
Go into His dwelling place”
For the Lord has chosen Zion
As His resting place fore’er.
Lord, remember too, Your promise
Unto David’s royal line
If they would obey Your cov’nant
They would reign till end of time.
Adonai has chosen Zion
As His permanent abode
“This is where I want My home
Plenteous blessings have bestowed.”
“I will prosper priest and pauper
All who dwell in her rejoice
Clothe her enemies with shame but
Give to David a shining crown.”
© J Dan Small