1 How lovely are your dwellings,*
O Lord God of hosts!
2 My soul has a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord;*
my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
3 Indeed, the sparrow has found her a house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young,*
even your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are they who dwell in your house;*
they will be always praising you.
5 Blessed is the one whose strength is in you,*
in whose heart are your ways,
6 Who going through the valley of misery uses it for a well;*
indeed, the early rains fill the pools with water.
7 They will go from strength to strength,*
and the God of gods shall be seen by them in Zion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;*
hearken, O God of Jacob.
9 Behold, O God, our defender,*
and look upon the face of your Anointed.
10 For one day in your courts*
is better than a thousand;
11 I would rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God*
than dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
12 For the Lord God is a light and defense;*
the Lord will give grace and honor, and no good thing shall he withhold from those who live a godly life.
13 O Lord God of hosts,*
blessed is the one who puts his trust in you.
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