You restored the fortunes of Israel.*
yes, you covered all their sins.
You kept back your blazing anger.
Put aside your anger against us once more.
Will you prolong your wrath to all generations?
so your people can rejoice in you?
and grant us your salvation.
for he speaks peace to his faithful people.
But let them not return to their foolish ways.
so our land will be filled with his glory.
Righteousness and peace have kissed!
and righteousness smiles down from heaven.
Our land will yield its bountiful harvest.
preparing the way for his steps.