Longing for the Temple Worship.
For the choir director; †on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1 How lovely are Your adwelling places,
O Lord of hosts!
2 My asoul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the bliving God.
3 The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
Even Your aaltars, O Lord of hosts,
bMy King and my God.
4 How ablessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are bever praising You.
5 How blessed is the man whose astrength is in You,
In 1whose heart are the bhighways to Zion!
6 Passing through the valley of 1Baca they make it a 2spring;
The aearly rain also covers it with blessings.
7 They ago from strength to strength,
1Every one of them bappears before God in Zion.
8 O aLord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O bGod of Jacob!
9 Behold our ashield, O God,
And look upon the face of bYour anointed.
10 For aa day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is aa sun and bshield;
The Lord gives grace and cglory;
dNo good thing does He withhold 1from those who walk 2uprightly.
How ablessed is the man who trusts in You!
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