1 I was glad when I heard them say,
'We are going to God's own house',
And at last our feet are standing
At the gates of the City of Peace.

2 It's a city where all are one
In a union that's secure,
And all God's people are moving
To the gates of the City of Peace.

3 We are coming to praise His Name
As he ordered His folk of old,
We'll stand at the place of justice
In the gates of the Ccity of Peace.

4 We pray for the citizens' peace
And prosperity to you all,
Who now are joyfully entering
Through the gates of the City of Peace.

5 My friends and my brothers, I pray
That God's blessing be with you now
For He's at the heart of all things
When we live in the City of Peace.

Paraphrase of Psam 127, Michael Saward (born 1932)
© Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns.
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