Prayer for God’s Mercy upon the Nation.
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
O Lord, You have [at last] shown favor to Your land [of Canaan];
You have restored [from Babylon] the captives of Jacob (Israel).
You have forgiven the wickedness of Your people;
You have covered all their sin. Selah.
You have withdrawn all Your wrath,
You have turned away from Your burning anger.
Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
Will You not revive us and bring us to life again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your lovingkindness, O Lord,
And grant us Your salvation.