1 For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.How lovely are your dwellings,Lord of hosts!

2 My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of the Lord.My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

3 Yes, the sparrow has found a home,and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young,near your altars, Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house.They are always praising you.Selah.

5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you;who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.

6 Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs.Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.

7 They go from strength to strength.Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.

8 Lord, God of Hosts, hear my prayer.Listen, God of Jacob.Selah.

9 Behold, God our shield,look at the face of your anointed.

10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and a shield.The Lord will give grace and glory.He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.

12 Lord of hosts,blessed is the man who trusts in you.