Psalm 85

1 O Lord, you were gracious to your land:
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people:
    and covered all their sin.
3 You put aside all your wrath:
    and turned away from your fierce indignation.
4 Return to us again, O God our saviour:
    and let your anger cease from us.
5 Will you be displeased with us for ever:
    will you stretch out your wrath from one generation to another?
6 Will you not give us life again:
    that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your mercy, O Lord:
    and grant us your salvation.
8 I will hear what the Lord God will speak:
    for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful ones, whose hearts are turned to him.
9 Truly his salvation is near to those that fear him:
    and his glory shall dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together:
    righteousness and peace have kissed each other;
11 Truth shall flourish out of the earth:
    and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 The Lord will also give us all that is good:
    and our land shall yield its plenty.
13 For righteousness shall go before him:
    and tread the path before his feet.