A song to sing as we climb.
David wrote this song.
1 It made me very happy when people said to me,
‘We will go to the house of the Lord.’
122:1‘The house of the Lord’ was a tent when David was alive. Later, they built a stone temple to be God's house.
2 Now we have arrived!
We are standing inside your gates, Jerusalem!
3 Jerusalem is a strong city where many people can meet together.
4 Israel's tribes who belong to the Lord go up there.
They go there to thank the Lord,
as he has commanded them.
122:4There were 12 tribes in Israel. They were God's special people.
5 Israel's leaders sit there to judge the people.
They sit on the thrones of King David's descendants.
6 Pray that there will be peace in Jerusalem.
Pray that people who love Jerusalem will be safe.
7 Yes, I pray that there will be peace inside the city's walls.
I pray people will be safe in their strong houses.
8 Because of my family and my friends I will pray,
‘Please let there be peace in Jerusalem.’
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God,
I will pray for good things to happen in Jerusalem.