1A psalm of David, when he was in the desert of Y’hudah:
2O God, you are my God;
I will seek you eagerly.
My heart thirsts for you,
my body longs for you
in a land parched and exhausted,
where no water can be found.
3I used to contemplate you in the sanctuary,
seeing your power and glory;
4for your grace is better than life.
My lips will worship you.
5Yes, I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.
6I am as satisfied as with rich food;
my mouth praises you with joy on my lips
7when I remember you on my bed
and meditate on you in the night watches.
8For you have been my help;
in the shadow of your wings I rejoice;
9my heart clings to you;
your right hand supports me.
10But those who seek to destroy my life —
may they go to the lowest parts of the earth.
11May they be given over to the power of the sword;
may they become prey for jackals.
12But the king will rejoice in God.
Everyone who swears by him will exult,
for the mouths of liars will be silenced.