On the holy mountain stands the city founded by the LORD .
He loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city in Israel.
References for Psalms 87:2
O city of God, what glorious things are said of you! Interlude
I will count Egypt and Babylon among those who know me— also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia. They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!
References for Psalms 87:4
Regarding Jerusalem it will be said, “Everyone enjoys the rights of citizenship there.” And the Most High will personally bless this city.
References for Psalms 87:5
When the LORD registers the nations, he will say, “They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.” Interlude
The people will play flutes and sing, “The source of my life springs from Jerusalem!”
References for Psalms 87:7