Psalm 84

1 How lovely is your dwelling-place:
    O Lord God of hosts!
2 My soul has a desire and longing to enter the courts of the Lord:
    my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
3 The sparrow has found her a home, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young:
    even your altar, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house:
    they will always be praising you.
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you:
    in whose heart are the highways to Zion;
6 Who, going through the valley of dryness, find there a spring from which to drink:
    till the autumn rain shall clothe it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength:
    they appear, every one of them, before the God of gods in Zion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer:
    give ear, O God of Jacob.
9 Behold, O God, him who reigns over us:
    and look upon the face of your anointed.
10 One day in your courts is better than a thousand:
    I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
11 For the Lord God is a light and a shield, the Lord gives favour and honour:
    and no good thing will he withhold from those who walk in innocence.
12 O Lord God of hosts:
    blessed are those who put their trust in you.