Take delight(A) in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.(B)

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These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:(A)
how I used to go to the house of God(B)
    under the protection of the Mighty One[a]
with shouts of joy(C) and praise(D)
    among the festive throng.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.

My soul yearns,(A) even faints,
    for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
    for the living God.(B)

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10 Better is one day in your courts
    than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper(A) in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

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