1 Lord, remember for David ♦︎
all the hardships he endured;
2 How he swore an oath to the Lord ♦︎
and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 I will not come within the shelter of my house, ♦︎
nor climb up into my bed;
4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, ♦︎
nor let my eyelids slumber,
5 Until I find a place for the Lord, ♦︎
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.
6 Now, we heard of the ark in Ephrathah ♦︎
and found it in the fields of Ja-ar.
7 Let us enter his dwelling place ♦︎
and fall low before his footstool.
8 Arise, O Lord, into your resting place, ♦︎
you and the ark of your strength.
9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness ♦︎
and your faithful ones sing with joy.
10 For your servant Davids sake, ♦︎
turn not away the face of your anointed.
11 The Lord has sworn an oath to David, ♦︎
a promise from which he will not shrink:
12 Of the fruit of your body ♦︎
shall I set upon your throne.
13 If your children keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them, ♦︎
their children also shall sit upon your throne for evermore.
14 For the Lord has chosen Zion for himself; ♦︎
he has desired her for his habitation:
15 This shall be my resting place for ever; ♦︎
here will I dwell, for I have longed for her.
16 I will abundantly bless her provision; ♦︎
her poor will I satisfy with bread.
17 I will clothe her priests with salvation, ♦︎
and her faithful ones shall rejoice and sing.
18 There will I make a horn to spring up for David; ♦︎
I will keep a lantern burning for my anointed.
19 As for his enemies, I will clothe them with shame; ♦︎
but on him shall his crown be bright.