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.
8 Behold our defender, O God, ♦︎
and look upon the face of your anointed.
9 For one day in your courts ♦︎
is better than a thousand.
10 I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God ♦︎
than dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
11 For the Lord God is both sun and shield;
he will give grace and glory; ♦︎
no good thing shall the Lord withhold
from those who walk with integrity.
12 O Lord God of hosts, ♦︎
blessed are those who put their trust in you.
1 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, ♦︎
for I am poor and in misery.
2 Preserve my soul, for I am faithful; ♦︎
save your servant, for I put my trust in you.
3 Be merciful to me, O Lord, for you are my God; ♦︎
I call upon you all the day long.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant, ♦︎
for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5 For you, Lord, are good and forgiving, ♦︎
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer ♦︎
and listen to the voice of my supplication.
7 In the day of my distress I will call upon you, ♦︎
for you will answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord, ♦︎
nor any works like yours.
9 All nations you have made shall come and worship you, O Lord, ♦︎
and shall glorify your name.
10 For you are great and do wonderful things; ♦︎
you alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; ♦︎
knit my heart to you, that I may fear your name.
12 I will thank you, O Lord my God, with all my heart, ♦︎
and glorify your name for evermore;
13 For great is your steadfast love towards me, ♦︎
for you have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave.
14 O God, the proud rise up against me
and a ruthless horde seek after my life; ♦︎
they have not set you before their eyes.
15 But you, Lord, are gracious and full of compassion, ♦︎
slow to anger and full of kindness and truth.
16 Turn to me and have mercy upon me; ♦︎
give your strength to your servant
and save the child of your handmaid.
17 Show me a token of your favour,
that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed; ♦︎
because you, O Lord, have helped and comforted me.