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A Song of Ascents.
LORD, remember unto David all his affliction;
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How he swore unto the LORD, and vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:
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"Surely I will not come into the tent of my house, nor go up into the bed that is spread for me;
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I will not give sleep to mine eyes, nor slumber to mine eyelids;
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Until I find out a place for the LORD, a dwelling-place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
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Lo, we heard of it as being in Ephrath;
we found it in the field of the wood.
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Let us go into His dwelling-place;
let us worship at His footstool.
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Arise, O LORD, unto Thy resting-place;
Thou, and the ark of Thy strength.
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Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness;
and let Thy saints shout for joy.
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For Thy servant David"s sake turn not away the face of Thine anointed.
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The LORD swore unto David in truth;
He will not turn back from it: "Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
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If thy children keep My covenant and My testimony that I shall teach them, their children also for ever shall sit upon thy throne."
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For the LORD hath chosen Zion;
He hath desired it for His habitation:
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"This is My resting-place for ever;
here will I dwell;
for I have desired it.
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I will abundantly bless her provision;
I will give her needy bread in plenty.
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Her priests also will I clothe with salvation;
and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
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There will I make a horn to shoot up unto David, there have I ordered a lamp for Mine anointed.
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His enemies will I clothe with shame;
but upon himself shall his crown shine."