1 O God, thou art my God, early will I seek
thee: my soul thirsteth for thee: my flesh
longeth greatly after thee in a barren and
dry land without water:
2 Thus I behold thee as in the Sanctuary,
when I behold thy power and thy glory.
3 For thy loving-kindness is better than life:
therefore my lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I magnify thee all my life, and lift up
mine hands in thy Name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied, as with marrow and fatness,
and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips,
6 When I remember thee on my bed, and when
I think upon thee in the night watches.
7 Because thou hast been mine helper, therefore
under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul cleaveth unto thee: for thy right hand
9 Therefore they that seek my soul to destroy it,
they shall go into the lowest parts of the earth.
10 They shall cast him down with the edge of the
sword, and they shall be a portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God, and all that
swear by him shall rejoice in him: for the mouth of
them that speak lies, shall be stopped.