Swing wide the city gates - the righteous gates! I'll walk right through and thank God!
This Temple Gate belongs to God, so the victors can enter and praise.
Thank you for responding to me; you've truly become my salvation!
The stone the masons discarded as flawed is now the capstone!
This is God's work. We rub our eyes - we can hardly believe it!
This is the very day God acted - let's celebrate and be festive!
Salvation now, God. Salvation now! Oh yes, God - a free and full life!
Blessed are you who enter in God's name - from God's house we bless you!
God is God, he has bathed us in light. Festoon the shrine with garlands, hang colored banners above the altar!
You're my God, and I thank you. O my God, I lift high your praise.
Thank God - he's so good. His love never quits!
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)