Psalm 63

1 God - you're my God! I can't get enough of you! I've worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts.
2 So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory.
3 In your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains.
4 I bless you every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to you.
5 I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy; I smack my lips. It's time to shout praises!
6 If I'm sleepless at midnight, I spend the hours in grateful reflection.
7 Because you've always stood up for me, I'm free to run and play.
8 I hold on to you for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post.
9 Those who are out to get me are marked for doom, marked for death, bound for hell.
10 They'll die violent deaths; jackals will tear them limb from limb.
11 But the king is glad in God; his true friends spread the joy, While small-minded gossips are gagged for good.