1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! 2 My soul longs, yea, even faints for the courts of LORD. My heart and my flesh cry out to the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow has found her a house, and the swallow a nest for herself where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. 4 Blessed are those who dwell in thy house. They will still be praising thee. Selah.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways [to Zion]. 6 Passing through the valley of weeping they make it a place of springs. Yea, the early rain covers it with blessings. 7 They go from strength to strength; each one of them appears before God in Zion.
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer. Give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. 9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11 For LORD God is a sun and a shield. LORD will give grace and glory. He will withhold no good thing from those who walk uprightly. 12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in thee.