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Psalm 84

A Desire For God's House

1 How beautiful are the places where You live, O Lord of all!
2 My soul wants and even becomes weak from wanting to be in the house of the Lord. My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
3 Even the bird has found a home. The swallow has found a nest for herself where she may lay her young at Your altars, O Lord of all, my King and my God.
4 How happy are those who live in Your house! They are always giving thanks to You.

5 How happy is the man whose strength is in You and in whose heart are the roads to Zion!
6 As they pass through the dry valley of Baca, they make it a place of good water. The early rain fills the pools with good also.
7 They go from strength to strength. Every one of them stands before God in Zion.

8 O Lord God of all, hear my prayer. Listen, O God of Jacob.
9 Look upon our safe-covering, O God. And look upon the face of Your chosen one.
10 For a day in Your house is better than a thousand outside. I would rather be the one who opens the door of the house of my God, than to live in the tents of the sinful.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and a safe-covering. The Lord gives favor and honor. He holds back nothing good from those who walk in the way that is right.
12 O Lord of all, how happy is the man who trusts in You!


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