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

¶ O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water;

in this manner I beheld thee in holiness when I beheld thy power and thy glory.

¶ Because thy mercy is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Thus will I bless thee in my life; in thy name shall I lift up my hands.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips

When I remember thee upon my bed and meditate on thee in the night watches.

¶ Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

My soul has followed hard after thee; thy right hand has upheld me.

But those that sought my soul, to destroy it, descended into the lower parts of the earth.

10 They shall be slain by the sword; they shall be a portion for foxes.

11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall be praised; for the mouth of those that speak lies shall be stopped.

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