A Korah Psalm 85 1God, you smiled on your good earth! You brought good times back to Jacob! 2You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people, you put their sins far out of sight. 3You took back your sin–provoked threats, you cooled your hot, righteous anger. 4Help us again, God of our help; don’t hold a grudge against us forever. 5You aren’t going to keep this up, are you? scowling and angry, year after year? 6Why not help us make a fresh start—a resurrection life? Then your people will laugh and sing! 7Show us how much you love us, God! Give us the salvation we need! 8I can’t wait to hear what he’ll say. God’s about to pronounce his people well, The holy people he loves so much, so they’ll never again live like fools. 9See how close his salvation is to those who fear him? Our country is home base for Glory! 10Love and Truth meet in the street, Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss! 11Truth sprouts green from the ground, Right Living pours down from the skies! 12Oh yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty; our land responds with Bounty and Blessing. 13Right Living strides out before him, and clears a path for his passage.
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