Psalms 87

Fountains of Joy
A prophetic song, composed by the sons of Korah
1High upon his hills of holiness stands God’s city.
2How God loves the gates of Zion, his favorite place on earth.
3So many glorious things have been proclaimed
over Zion, God’s holy city!
Pause in his presence
4For the Lord says, “Here are the nations
who will acknowledge me as God:
Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, and the Mediterranean people,
even distant Ethiopia.
They will all boast, ‘I was born in Zion!’ ”
5But over Zion it will be said,
“The mighty Man was born there and he will establish it.”
For the God Most High will truly bless Jerusalem.
6And when he counts her citizens, recording them in his registry,
he will write by their name: “This one was born again here!”
Pause in his presence
7And the princes of God’s feasts will sing and dance, singing,
“Every fountain of delight springs up from your life within me!”