Psalms 84

1

TO THE CHOIRMASTER: ACCORDING TO THE GITTITH. A PSALM OF THE SONS OF KORAH. How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!

2

My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

3

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.

4

Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah

5

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6

As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.

7

They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

8

O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah

9

Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed!

10

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

12

O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!