1 O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you; ♦︎
my soul is athirst for you.
2 My flesh also faints for you, ♦︎
as in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
3 So would I gaze upon you in your holy place, ♦︎
that I might behold your power and your glory.
4 Your loving-kindness is better than life itself ♦︎
and so my lips shall praise you.
5 I will bless you as long as I live ♦︎
and lift up my hands in your name.
6 My soul shall be satisfied, as with marrow and fatness, ♦︎
and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,
7 When I remember you upon my bed ♦︎
and meditate on you in the watches of the night.
8 For you have been my helper ♦︎
and under the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.
9 My soul clings to you; ♦︎
your right hand shall hold me fast.
10 But those who seek my soul to destroy it ♦︎
shall go down to the depths of the earth;
11 Let them fall by the edge of the sword ♦︎
and become a portion for jackals.
12 But the king shall rejoice in God;
all those who swear by him shall be glad, ♦︎
for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.
1 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; ♦︎
to you that answer prayer shall vows be paid.
2 To you shall all flesh come to confess their sins; ♦︎
when our misdeeds prevail against us,
you will purge them away.
3 Happy are they whom you choose
and draw to your courts to dwell there. ♦︎
We shall be satisfied with the blessings of your house,
even of your holy temple.
4 With wonders you will answer us in your righteousness,
O God of our salvation, ♦︎
O hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas.
5 In your strength you set fast the mountains ♦︎
and are girded about with might.
6 You still the raging of the seas, ♦︎
the roaring of their waves
and the clamour of the peoples.
7 Those who dwell at the ends of the earth
tremble at your marvels; ♦︎
the gates of the morning and evening sing your praise.
8 You visit the earth and water it; ♦︎
you make it very plenteous.
9 The river of God is full of water; ♦︎
you prepare grain for your people,
for so you provide for the earth.
10 You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges; ♦︎
you soften the ground with showers and bless its increase.
11 You crown the year with your goodness, ♦︎
and your paths overflow with plenty.
12 May the pastures of the wilderness flow with goodness ♦︎
and the hills be girded with joy.
13 May the meadows be clothed with flocks of sheep ♦︎
and the valleys stand so thick with corn
that they shall laugh and sing.