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For the choir director: on the Gittith.b A psalm of the sons of Korah.
Lord of Armies.c
for the courts of the Lord;
and a swallow, a nest for herself
where she places her young—
near your altars, Lord of Armies,
my King and my God.e
who praise you continually.f
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.g
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,B
they make it a source of spring water;
each appears before God in Zion.i
listen, God of Jacob.j
look on the face of your anointed one.l
than a thousand anywhere else.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
than live in the tents of wicked people.m
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield.n
The Lord grants favor and honor;
he does not withhold the good
from those who live with integrity.o
Lord of Armies!p
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