1How amiable are thy habitations, O Lord of the hosts!2My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing to the living God.3Even 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.4Happy are those that dwell in thy house; they shall continually praise thee. Selah.5Happy is the man whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are thy ways,6who passing through the valley of Baca, shall make it a well; the rain also shall fill the pools.7They go forth in a great multitude; and in order, they shall see God in Zion.
8O Lord God of the hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.9Behold, O God our shield and look upon the face of thine anointed,10for 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.11For 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.12O Lord of the hosts, happy is the man that trusts in thee.