1 How lovely are your dwellings, LORD of hosts. 2 My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of the LORD. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
3 Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. 4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house. They are ever praising you. Selah.
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage. 6 Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings. 7 They go from strength to strength. Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.
8 LORD, God of Hosts, hear my prayer. Listen, God of Jacob. Selah. 9 Behold, God our shield, look at the face of your anointed.
10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. 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 a shield. The LORD will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly. 12 LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in you.