To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
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How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
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My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
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Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
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Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee.
Selah.
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Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee;
in whose heart are the ways of them.
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Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well;
the rain also filleth the pools.
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They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
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O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob.
Selah.
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Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
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For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
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For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
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O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.