How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD of heavenly forces!
My very beinga longs, even yearns, for the LORD's courtyards. My heart and my body will rejoice out loud to the living God!
Yes, the sparrow too has found a home there; the swallow has found herself a nest where she can lay her young beside your altars, LORD of heavenly forces, my king, my God!
Those who live in your house are truly happy; they praise you constantly. Selah5
Those who put their strength in you are truly happy; pilgrimage is in their hearts.
As they pass through the Baca Valley,b they make it a spring of water. Yes, the early rain covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength, until they see the supreme God in Zion.c8
LORD God of heavenly forces, hear my prayer; listen closely, Jacob's God! Selah9
Look at our shield, God; pay close attention to the face of your anointed one!
Better is a single day in your courtyards than a thousand days anywhere else! I would prefer to stand outside the entrance of my God's house than live comfortably in the tents of the wicked!
The LORD is a sun and shield; God is favor and glory. The LORD gives—doesn't withhold!—good things to those who walk with integrity.
LORD of heavenly forces, those who trust in you are truly happy!