How lovely are Your adwelling places, O Lord of hosts!
My asoul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the bliving God.
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.
How ablessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are bever praising You. Selah.
How blessed is the man whose astrength is in You, In whose heart are the bhighways to Zion!
Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The aearly rain also covers it with blessings.
They ago from strength to strength, Every one of them bappears before God in Zion.
O aLord God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O bGod of Jacob! Selah.
Behold our ashield, O God, And look upon the face of bYour anointed.
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.
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.
O Lord of hosts, How ablessed is the man who trusts in You!
Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.