13Justice and peace have embraced. The salvation that God brings us is a marriage between heaven and earth, a shared project between God and humans. Christ is simultaneously the plenitude of God and the fruit of the earth.
2 You have favored your land, O Lord
2 you have brought back the exiles of Jacob.
3 You have forgiven the sin of your people
3 you have pardoned their offenses.
4 You have withdrawn your wrath
4 and turned from your burning rage.
5 But restore us, God our savior
5 put away altogether your indignation.
6 Will your anger be ever with us,
6 carried over to all generations?
7 Will you not give us life anew,
7 that your people may rejoice in you?
8 Show us, O Lord, your unfailing love
8 and grant us your saving help.
9 Would that I hear Gods proclamation,
9 that he promise peace to his people,
9 his saints lest they come back to their folly.
10 Yet his salvation is near to those who fear him,