Psalms 63


A PSALM OF DAVID, WHEN HE WAS IN THE WILDERNESS OF JUDAH. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.


So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.


Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.


So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.


My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,


when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;


for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.


My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.


But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth;


they shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals.


But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped.