Wishing to Be Near God
A psalm of David when he was in the desert of Judah.
1God, you are my God.
I search for you.
I thirst for you
like someone in a dry, empty land
where there is no water.
2I have seen you in the Temple
and have seen your strength and glory.
3Because your love is better than life,
I will praise you.
4I will praise you as long as I live.
I will lift up my hands in prayer to your name.
5I will be content as if I had eaten the best foods.
My lips will sing, and my mouth will praise you.
6I remember you while I’m lying in bed;
I think about you through the night.
7You are my help.
Because of your protection, I sing.
8I stay close to you;
you support me with your right hand.
9Some people are trying to kill me,
but they will go down to the grave.
10They will be killed with swords
and eaten by wild dogs.
11But the king will rejoice in his God.
All who make promises in his name will praise him,
but the mouths of liars will be shut.