Psalm 132

Davids ThroneLord, 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

Psalm 125

jerusalem_aerial_from_se1Those who trust in the Lord
Like Zion stand secure
By trusting Adonai
They ever shall endure.

The Lord surrounds His people
Like mountains ‘round Jerusalem
Shielding the righteous dwelling place
So wickedness can’t rule them.

Do good, O Adonai, to the upright in heart
But banish all who turn aside to their own crooked ways
Remove all evil from our midst
Give peace to Israel all her days.

© J Dan  Small

Psalm 122

Peace of JerusalemI was glad when to me they did say,
“Let us go to the house of Yahweh.”

Here we stand, Jerusalem, house of David and the Lord
At your gates all the tribes closely bound in one accord

Giving thanks to the Lord as decreed
Through the judgment halls of David we proceed

We will pray for the peace of Jerusalem
For protection and prosperity for all of them

For the sake of friends and family we pray
“May you know true peace in your home today.”

For the sake of Your house Yahweh Elohenu
I will pray that prosperity and good accrue.

I was glad when to me they did say,
“Let us go to the house of Yahweh.”

© J Dan  Small

Psalm 87

JerusalemThe city of our God she is, raised up on Judah’s heights
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, so precious in His sight
Such glorious things are said of you He made you His delight.

People from every nation are drawn to Zion’s halls
All seek the Most High’s blessing that rests within her walls
And the glory of this city all her citizens enthrall.

The Lord notes in His records, strike up the royal band
“This one was born in Zion established by My hand”
Singers and dancers celebrate, “Our life comes from this land.”

© 2014 J Dan Small