Mass Hymn

I rejoiced when I heard them say:
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.” {2}

I rejoiced when I heard them say: “Let us go
to God’s house.” And now our feet are standing
in your gates, O Jerusalem!

Jerusalem is built, as a city, strongly compact.
It is there that the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord!

For Israel’s law it is, there to praise the Lord’s
name. There were set the thrones of judgement
of the house of Israel.