1 How amiable are thy habitations, O LORD of the hosts! 2 My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing to the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a house and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young upon thine altars, O LORD of the hosts, my King and my God. 4 Happy are those that dwell in thy house; they shall continually praise thee. Selah.
5 Happy is the man whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are thy ways, 6 who passing through the valley of Baca, shall make it a well; the rain also shall fill the pools. 7 They go forth in a great multitude; and in order, they shall see God in Zion.
8 O LORD God of the 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 outside of them. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield unto us; the LORD will give grace and glory; he will not withhold good from those that walk uprightly. 12 O LORD of the hosts, happy is the man that trusts in thee.