How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You
To dwell in Your courts.
We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Your holy temple.
Planted in the house of the Lord,
They will flourish in the courts of our God.
My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name;
Bring an offering and come into His courts.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
In the courts of the Lord’s house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord!
“When you come to appear before Me,
Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?
But those who garner it will eat it and praise the Lord;
And those who gather it will drink it in the courts of My sanctuary.
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing here.
Come and hear, all who fear God,
And I will tell of what He has done for my soul.
O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds. To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And call upon the name of the LORD. I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh may it be in the presence of all His people, read more.
In the courts of the LORD'S house, In the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!