How 1lovely is your 2dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!
My soul 3longs, yes, 4faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to 5the living God.
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, 6my King and my God.
47Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever 8singing your praise! Selah
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, 9in whose heart are the highways to Zion.a6
As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; 10the early rain also covers it with 11pools.
They go 12from strength to strength; each one 13appears before God in Zion.
O 14LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
915Behold our 16shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed!
For a day 17in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be 18a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the LORD God is 19a sun and 20shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. 21No good thing does he withhold from those who 22walk uprightly.
O LORD of hosts, 23blessed is the one who trusts in you!