A psalm of David, when he was in the desert of Y'hudah: O God, you are my God; I will seek you eagerly. My heart thirsts for you, my body longs for you in a land parched and exhausted, where no water can be found.
I used to contemplate you in the sanctuary, seeing your power and glory;
for your grace is better than life. My lips will worship you.
Yes, I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
I am as satisfied as with rich food; my mouth praises you with joy on my lips
when I remember you on my bed and meditate on you in the night watches.
For you have been my help; in the shadow of your wings I rejoice;
my heart clings to you; your right hand supports me.
But those who seek to destroy my life -may they go to the lowest parts of the earth.
May they be given over to the power of the sword; may they become prey for jackals.
But the king will rejoice in God. Everyone who swears by him will exult, for the mouths of liars will be silenced.