1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water; 2 in this manner I beheld thee in holiness when I beheld thy power and thy glory. 3 Because thy mercy is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. 4 Thus will I bless thee in my life; in thy name shall I lift up my hands. 5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips
6 When I remember thee upon my bed and meditate on thee in the night watches. 7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. 8 My soul has followed hard after thee; thy right hand has upheld me.
9 But those that sought my soul, to destroy it, descended into the lower parts of the earth. 10 They shall be slain by the sword; they shall be a portion for foxes. 11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall be praised; for the mouth of those that speak lies shall be stopped.