A psalm of David, regarding a time when David was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.
I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better to me than life itself; how I praise you!
I will honor you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
You satisfy me more than the richest of foods. I will praise you with songs of joy.
I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.
I think how much you have helped me; I sing for joy in the shadow of your protecting wings.
I follow close behind you; your strong right hand holds me securely.