I was glad when they said unto me, Psalm 122:1
Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Words: James Montgomery, Songs of Zion (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1822).
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Glad was my heart to hear
My old companions say,
Come—in the House of God appear,
For ’tis a holy day.
Our willing feet shall stand
Within the temple-door,
While young and old in many a band,
Shall throng the sacred floor.
Thither the tribes repair,
Where all are wont to meet,
And joyful in the house of prayer
Bend at the mercy-seat.
Pray for Jerusalem,
The city of our God;
The Lord from heaven be kind to them
That love the dear abode.
Within these walls may peace
And harmony be found;
Zion, in all thy palaces,
For friends and brethren dear,
Our prayer shall never cease,
Oft as they meet for worship here,
God send His people peace!