But you, Lord, are enthroned forever; your renown is for all generations.
You will again show mercy to Zion; now is the time for pity;
the appointed time has come.

The Lord looked down from the holy heights, viewed the earth from heaven,
to attend to the groaning of the prisoners, to release those doomed to die.
Then the Lord’s name will be declared on Zion, the praise of God in Jerusalem,
when all the peoples and kingdoms gather to worship the Lord.

Psalm 102 continued – verses 13-14, 20-23