Sixth Day of Christmas
1On that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
We have a strong city;
he sets up victory
like walls and bulwarks.
2Open the gates,
so that the righteous nation that keeps faith
may enter in.
3Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace —
in peace because they trust in you.
4Trust in the LORD forever,
for in the Lord GOD
you have an everlasting rock.
5For he has brought low
the inhabitants of the height;
the lofty city he lays low.
He lays it low to the ground,
casts it to the dust.
6The foot tramples it,
the feet of the poor,
the steps of the needy.
7The way of the righteous is level;
O Just One, you make smooth the path of the righteous.
8In the path of your judgments,
O LORD, we wait for you;
your name and your renown
are the soul’s desire.
9My soul yearns for you in the night,
my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.
For when your judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.