Psalms 63

1

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.

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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