Joy was in my heart when I heard the people
say: “Let us go up to the temple of the Lord.”
And we are at last in the presence of the
Lord, Alleluia! Alleluia!
The temple of the Lord will never be destroyed;
how beautiful and strong it stands.
It is here that all will come to praise and worship God,
singing songs that fill the heart with joy!
May blessings come upon the dwellings of the Lord;
to those who love her blessings too.
May peace and safety stay within her mighty walls;
we revere you, sacred house of God!