1 O Lord of hosts, how amiable are thy


2 My soul longeth, yea, and fainted for the

courts of the Lord: for my heart and my

flesh rejoice in the living God.

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house,

and the swallow a nest for her, where she

may lay her young: even by thine altars,

O Lord of hosts, my king and my God.

4 Blessed are they that dwell in thine house, they

will ever praise thee. Selah.

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee,

and in whose heart are thy ways.

6 They going through the valley of Baca, make

wells therein: the rain also covereth the pools.

7 They go from strength to strength, till every

one appear before God in Zion.

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer, hearken,

O God of Jacob. Selah.

9 Behold, O God, our shield, and look upon the

face of thine Anointed.

10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand

other where: I had rather be a doorkeeper in the

house of my God, than to dwell in the tabernacles

of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is the sun and shield unto us:

the Lord will give grace and glory, and no good thing

will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth

in thee.

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