(85) For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core.
1 O Lord, you has taken pleasure in your land: you have turned back the captivity of Jacob.
2 You have forgiven your people their transgressions; you has covered all their sins. Pause.
3 You has caused all your wrath to cease: you have turned from your fierce anger.
4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and turn your anger away from us.
5 Wouldest you be angry with us for ever? or will you continue your wrath from generation to generation?
6 O God, you will turn and quicken us; and your people shall rejoice in you.
7 Show us your mercy, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.
8 I will hear what the Lord God will say concerning me: for he shall speak peace to his people, and to his saints, and to those that turn their heart toward him.
9 Moreover his salvation is near them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth has sprung out of the earth; and righteousness has looked down from heaven.
12 For the Lord will give goodness; and our land shall yield her fruit.
13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set his steps in the way.