1 O God, you are my God. At dawn I search for you. I thirst for you. My body longs for you in a dry, parched land where there is no water.
2 I look for you in the holy place to see your power and your glory.
3 My lips will praise you because your love mercyloving kindnesssteadfast love is better than life.
4 So I will bless thank you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands in prayer in your name.
5 You satisfy me with the richest foods. My mouth will sing your praise with joyful lips.
6 As I lie on my bed, I remember you. Through the long hours of the night, I think about you.
7 You have been my help. In the shadow defense of your wings, I sing joyfully.
8 I cling to you. Your right hand supports holds me.
9 But those who try to destroy my life will go into the depths of the earth.
10 Swords will cut them down. Their dead bodies will be left as food for jackals.
11 But the king will find joy in God. Everyone who takes an oath by God will speak praise, but the mouths of liars will be shut.