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Psalm 84

For the Music Director. According to The Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

How lovely is Your dwelling place,
    O Lord of Hosts!
My soul longs, yes, even faints
    for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my body cry out
    for the living God.

Yes, the sparrow has found a home
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
even at Your altars,
    O Lord of Hosts, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
    they continually praise You. Selah

Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
    in whose heart are the paths to Zion.
As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
    they makes it a spring;
    the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength;
    every one of them appears in Zion before God.

O Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer,
    and give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah
Behold, O God our shield,
    and look upon the face of Your anointed.

10 For a day in Your courts is better
    than a thousand elsewhere.
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord will give favor and glory,
for no good thing will He withhold
    from the one who walks uprightly.

12 O Lord of Hosts,
    blessed is the man who trusts in You.