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Longing for God’s House
For the choir director: on the Gittith. #Ps 8 A psalm of the sons of Korah.
1How lovely is Your dwelling place,
Lord of Hosts. #Ps 43:3|NoBook| 132:5
2I long and yearn
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh cry out for # Or flesh shout for joy to the living God. #Ps 42:1-2|NoBook| 63:1
3Even a sparrow finds a home,
and a swallow, a nest for herself
where she places her young —
near Your altars, Lord of Hosts,
my King and my God. #Ps 5:2|NoBook| 43:4
4How happy are those who reside in Your house,
who praise You continually. #Ps 65:4Selah
5Happy are the people whose strength is in You,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. #Ps 119:2|NoBook| 122:1
6As they pass through the Valley of Baca, # Or Valley of Tears
they make it a source of springwater;
even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings. # Or pools #Ezk 34:26Jl 2:23
7They go from strength to strength;
each appears before God in Zion. #Pr 4:18Is 40:31
8Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer;
listen, God of Jacob. #Ps 39:12|NoBook| 54:2|NoBook| 86:6Selah
9Consider our shield, # = the king God; #Ps 3:3115:9-11
look on the face of Your anointed one. #1Sm 2:102Ch 6:42Ps 132:17
10Better a day in Your courts
than a thousand anywhere else.
I would rather be at the door of the house of my God
than to live in the tents of wicked people. #Ps 27:4
11For the Lord God is a sun and shield. #Ps 3:3|NoBook| 5:12|NoBook| 18:2|NoBook| 28:7|NoBook| 119:114Is 60:19-20Rv 21:23
The Lord gives grace and glory;
He does not withhold the good
from those who live with integrity. #Pr 2:7
12Happy is the person who trusts in You,
Lord of Hosts! #Ps 40:4
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