1 How lovely are Your adwelling places, O Lord of hosts! 2 My asoul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the bliving God. 3 The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your aaltars, O Lord of hosts, bMy King and my God. 4 How ablessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are bever praising You. Selah. 5 How blessed is the man whose astrength is in You, In whose heart are the bhighways to Zion! 6 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The aearly rain also covers it with blessings. 7 They ago from strength to strength, Every one of them bappears before God in Zion. 8 O aLord God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O bGod of Jacob! Selah. 9 Behold our ashield, O God, And look upon the face of bYour anointed. 10 For aa day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11 For the Lord God is aa sun and bshield; The Lord gives grace and cglory; dNo good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12 O Lord of hosts, How ablessed is the man who trusts in You!