Longing for the Temple Worship.

1 How lovely are Your 1dwelling places, O LORD of hosts!
2 My 2soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the 3living God.
3 The bird also 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.
4 How 6blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are 7ever praising You. Selah.
5 How blessed is the man whose 8strength is in You, In whose heart are the 9highways to Zion!
6 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The 10early rain also covers it with blessings.
7 They 11go from strength to strength, Every one of them 12appears before God in Zion.
8 O 13LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O 14God of Jacob! Selah.
9 Behold our 15shield, O God, And look upon the face of 16Your anointed.
10 For 17a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the LORD God is 18a sun and 19shield; The LORD gives grace and 20glory; 21No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12 O LORD of hosts, How 22blessed is the man who trusts in You!