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Psalm 84


My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord



 TO THE CHOIRMASTER: ACCORDING TO THE GITTITH. A PSALM OF THE SONS OF KORAH. 


      1 How lovely is your dwelling place, 

      O LORD of hosts! 

      2 My soul longs, yes, faints 

      for the courts of the LORD; 

      my heart and flesh sing for joy 

      to the living God. 


      3 Even the sparrow finds a home, 

      and the swallow a nest for herself, 

      where she may lay her young, 

      at your altars, O LORD of hosts, 

      my King and my God. 

      4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house, 

      ever singing your praise! Selah 


      5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, 

      in whose heart are the highways to Zion. 

      6 As they go through the Valley of Baca 

      they make it a place of springs; 

      the early rain also covers it with pools. 

      7 They go from strength to strength; 

      each one appears before God in Zion. 


      8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; 

      give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah 

      9 Behold our shield, O God; 

      look on the face of your anointed! 


      10 For a day in your courts is better 

      than a thousand elsewhere. 

      I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God 

      than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 

      11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; 

      the LORD bestows favor and honor. 

      No good thing does he withhold 

      from those who walk uprightly. 

      12 O LORD of hosts, 

      blessed is the one who trusts in you!