O how amiable are thy dwellings *
thou Lord of hosts!
My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord *
my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young *
even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house *
they will be alway praising thee.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee *
in whose heart are thy ways.
Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well *
and the pools are filled with water.
They will go from strength to strength *
and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer *
hearken, O God of Jacob.
Behold, O God our defender *
and look upon the face of thine Anointed.
For one day in thy courts *
is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God *
than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
For the Lord God is a light and defence *
the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life.
O Lord God of hosts *
blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.
O praise God in his holiness *
praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him in his noble acts *
praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him in the sound of the trumpet *
praise him upon the lute and harp.
Praise him in the cymbals and dances *
praise him upon the strings and pipe.
Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals *
praise him upon the loud cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath *
praise the Lord.