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