R. O praise the Lord, all you nations!
1. On the holy mountain is his city
cherished by the Lord.
The Lord prefers the gates of Zion
to all Jacob’s dwellings.
Of you are told glorious things,
O city of God! (R.)
2. “Babylon and Egypt I will count
among those who know me;
Philista, Tyre, Ethiopia,
these will be her children
and Zion shall be called ‘Mother’
for all shall be her children.” (R.)
3. It is he, the Lord Most High,
who gives each his place.
In his register of peoples he writes:
“These are her children”
and while they dance they will sing:
“In you all find their home.” (R.)
The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice,
says the Lord;
I know them and they follow me.