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{A Psalm of David;
when he was in the wilderness of Judah.}
O God, thou art my God;
early will I seek thee.
My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh languisheth for thee, in a dry and weary land without water:
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To see thy power and thy glory, as I have beheld thee in the sanctuary;
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For thy loving-kindness is better than life: my lips shall praise thee.
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So will I bless thee while I live;
I will lift up my hands in thy name.
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My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips.
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When I remember thee upon my bed, I meditate on thee in the night-watches:
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For thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of thy wings will I sing for joy.
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My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
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But those that seek my soul, to destroy [it], shall go into the lower parts of the earth;
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They shall be given over to the power of the sword;
they shall be the portion of foxes.
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But the king shall rejoice in God;
every one that sweareth by him shall glory: for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.