How beloved are
Thy dwellings, O Lord of hosts; my
soul longs and faints for the courts of the Lord. My
heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the
the sparrow has found herself a house, and the
turtledove a nest for herself where she may lay her young - even Thine
O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house; unto ages of ages
is the man whose help is from Thee; he has
made ascents in his heart, in the vale of weeping, in the place which
appointed. Yea, for the lawgiver will
give blessings; they shall go from strength to strength, the
God of gods shall
be seen in Zion. O Lord of
hosts, hearken unto my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob.
our defender, behold, and look upon the face of
Thine anointed one. For better is one
day in Thy courts than thousands elsewhere.
I have chosen rather to be an outcast in the house of my
God than to
dwell in the tents of sinners. For the
Lord loves mercy and truth, God will give grace and glory; the Lord
withhold good things from them that walk in innocence.
God of hosts, blessed is the man that hopes in