For the choir director; on the gittith; a psalm by Korah’s descendants.
1 Your dwelling place is lovely, O Lord of Armies! 2 My soul longs and yearns for the Lord’s courtyards. My whole body shouts for joy to the living God. 3 Even sparrows find a home, and swallows find a nest for themselves. There they hatch their young near your altars, O Lord of Armies, my king and my God. 4 Blessed are those who live in your house. They are always praising you. Selah
5 Blessed are those who find strength in you. Their hearts are on the road that leads to you.[a] 6 As they pass through a valley where balsam trees grow,[b] they make it a place of springs. The early rains cover it with blessings.[c] 7 Their strength grows as they go along until each one of them appears in front of God in Zion.
8 O Lord God, commander of armies, hear my prayer. Open your ears, O God of Jacob. Selah 9 Look at our shield, O God. Look with favor on the face of your anointed one. 10 One day in your courtyards is better than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather stand in the entrance to my God’s house than live inside wicked people’s homes. 11 The Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord grants favor and honor. He does not hold back any blessing from those who live innocently.
12 O Lord of Armies, blessed is the person who trusts you.
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