1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah.
2 O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is.
3 So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory.
4 Because thy steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise thee.
5 So I will bless thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on thy name.
6 My soul is feasted as with marrow and fat, and my mouth praises thee with joyful lips,
7 when I think of thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the watches of the night;
8 for thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of thy wings I sing for joy.
9 My soul clings to thee; thy right hand upholds me.
10 But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth;
11 they shall be given over to the power of the sword, they shall be prey for jackals. [ (Psalms 63:12) But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall glory; for the mouths of liars will be stopped. ]