O GOD, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
a My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water. 2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see b Your power and Your glory. 3 c Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You. 4 Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will d lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with 1 marrow and 2 fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. 6 When e I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches. 7 Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. 8 My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
But those who seek my life, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth. 10 They shall 3 fall by the sword;
They shall be 4 a portion for jackals. 11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
f Everyone who swears by Him shall glory;
But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.