For the Music Director. According to The Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1How lovely is Your dwelling place,
O Lord of Hosts!
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 My soul longs, yes, even faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my body cry out
for the living God.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 Yes, the sparrow has found a home
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
even at Your altars,
O Lord of Hosts, my King and my God.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
they continually praise You. Selah
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
in whose heart are the paths to Zion.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they makes it a spring;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 They go from strength to strength;
every one of them appears in Zion before God.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 O Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer,
and give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 Behold, O God our shield,
and look upon the face of Your anointed.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 For a day in Your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord will give favor and glory,
for no good thing will He withhold
from the one who walks uprightly.
12O Lord of Hosts,
blessed is the man who trusts in You.