Psalms 63

My Soul Thirsts for You

A Psalm of David, a  when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

1 O God, you are my God; b  earnestly I seek you;
c  my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in d  a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding e  your power and glory.
3Because your f  steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4So I will bless you g  as long as I live;
in your h  name I will i  lift up my hands.
5 My soul will be j  satisfied as with fat and rich food,
and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
6when I remember you k  upon my bed,
and meditate on you in l  the watches of the night;
7for you have been my help,
and in m  the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
8My soul n  clings to you;
your right hand o  upholds me.
9 But those who seek to destroy my life
p  shall go down into q  the depths of the earth;
10they shall be given over to the power of the sword;
they shall be a portion for jackals.
11But r  the king shall rejoice in God;
all who s  swear by him shall exult,
t  for the mouths of u  liars will be stopped.
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