Tob 13:8…14 Friday Morning 4
Speak, all men, of God's majesty, * sing his praises in Jerusalem!
Jerusalem, holy city, * God scourged you for the idols you made, * yet he will pity once more your innocent children.
Praise the Lord for his goodness, * and bless the King of the ages!
For you will see again with joy * his home rebuilt in your midst.
He will bring back your people who were captives, * and make them glad within you.
He will show love to those who were distressed * for all generations to come.
A bright light will shine * over every part of the world.
People will come to you from far away, * people from everywhere, * because they heard what the Lord did for you.
They will come with gifts in their hands, * gifts for the King of heaven.
Your people for ages to come * will tell how happy they are.
Everyone will always know * that God has chosen you.
Come now, and rejoice, Jerusalem, * over your innocent children.
For they will all be gathered within you * and will bless the Lord of the ages.
How happy are those who love you, * who rejoice because of your prosperity.
Happy also are those who mourned * over all the punishment your suffered,
for they will soon rejoice in you, * seeing your joy forever.