My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord
To the choirmaster: according to a The Gittith.
Probably a musical or liturgical term A Psalm of c the Sons of Korah. 1 How d lovely is your e dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
2 My soul f longs, yes g faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to h the living God.
3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
i my King and my God.
4 j Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever k singing your praise! Selah
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
l in whose heart are the highways to Zion. ▼
▼ Hebrew lacks to Zion
6 As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
n the early rain also covers it with o pools.
7 They go p from strength to strength;
each one q appears before God in Zion.
8 O r Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
9 s Behold our t shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed!
10 For a day u in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be v a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is w a sun and x shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
y No good thing does he withhold
from those who z walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
aa blessed is the one who trusts in you!
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