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Psalm 63


My Soul Thirsts for You



 A PSALM OF DAVID, WHEN HE WAS IN THE WILDERNESS OF JUDAH. 


      1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; 

      my soul thirsts for you; 

      my flesh faints for you, 

      as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 

      2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, 

      beholding your power and glory. 

      3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, 

      my lips will praise you. 

      4 So I will bless you as long as I live; 

      in your name I will lift up my hands. 


      5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, 

      and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, 

      6 when I remember you upon my bed, 

      and meditate on you in the watches of the night; 

      7 for you have been my help, 

      and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. 

      8 My soul clings to you; 

      your right hand upholds me. 


      9 But those who seek to destroy my life 

      shall go down into the depths of the earth; 

      10 they shall be given over to the power of the sword; 

      they shall be a portion for jackals. 

      11 But the king shall rejoice in God; 

      all who swear by him shall exult, 

      for the mouths of liars will be stopped.