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
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