R.) O praise the Lord, all you nations!
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.)
“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.)
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.)