1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! ♦︎
My soul has a desire and longing to enter the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
2 The sparrow has found her a house
and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young: ♦︎
at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
3 Blessed are they who dwell in your house: ♦︎
they will always be praising you.
4 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, ♦︎
in whose heart are the highways to Zion,
5 Who going through the barren valley find there a spring, ♦︎
and the early rains will clothe it with blessing.
6 They will go from strength to strength ♦︎
and appear before God in Zion.
7 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; ♦︎
listen, O God of Jacob.