How a lovely 1 is Your tabernacle,
O LORD of hosts! 2 b My soul longs, yes, even faints
For the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
And the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young -
Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,
My King and my God. 4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your c house;
They will still be praising You. Selah
Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. 6 As they pass through the Valley d of 2 Baca,
They make it a spring;
The rain also covers it with 3 pools. 7 They go e from strength to strength;
4 Each one f appears before God in Zion.
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah 9 g O God, behold our shield,
And look upon the face of Your 5 anointed.
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather 6 be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11 For the LORD God is h a sun and i shield;
The LORD will give grace and glory;
j No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly. 12 O LORD of hosts,
k Blessed is the man who trusts in You!