Psalm 86 (Third Royal Hour, Nativity, Consecration of a Church)
(Psalm 87 – Hebrew Numbering)
His foundations are in the holy mountains; the Lord loveth the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.
I will make mention of Raab and Babylon to them that know me.
And lo, the foreigners and Tyre and the people of the Ethiopians, these were born there.
A man will say: Mother Sion; and: That man was born in her; and: The Most High Himself hath founded her.
The Lord shall tell it in the writ of the peoples and the princes, even these that were born in her.
How joyous are all they that have their habitation in Thee.