1Howlovely are Your 1dwellingplaces, O LORD of hosts !
My 2soullonged and evenyearned for the courts of the LORD ; My heart and my fleshsing for joy to the 3livingGod.
The birdalso has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your 4altars, O LORD of hosts, 5My King and my God.
How 6blessed are those who dwell in Your house ! They are 7everpraising You. aSelah.
How blessed is the man whose 8strength is in You, In bwhose heart are the 9highways to Zion!
6Passing through the valley of cBaca they make it a dspring ; The 10earlyrainalsocovers it with blessings.
They 11go from strength to strength, eEvery one of them 12appearsbeforeGod in Zion.
O 13LORDGod of hosts, hear my prayer ; Giveear, O 14God of Jacob ! Selah.
9Behold our 15shield, O God, And look upon the face of 16Your anointed.
For 17a day in Your courts is betterthan a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my GodThandwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the LORDGod is 18a sun and 19shield ; The LORDgivesgrace and 20glory ; 21Nogoodthing does He withholdffrom those who walkguprightly.
O LORD of hosts, How 22blessed is the man who trusts in You!