How lovely are Your dwelling places, O LORD of hosts!
My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.
How blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. Selah.
How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion!
Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The early rain also covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength, Every one of them appears before God in Zion.
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Your anointed.
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You! 85 Prayer for God's Mercy upon the Nation. For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
OLord, You showed favor to Your land; You restored the captivity of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah.
You withdrew all Your fury; You turned away from Your burning anger.
Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
Will You not Yourself revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD, And grant us Your salvation.
I will hear what God the LORD will say; For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; But let them not turn back to folly.
Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, That glory may dwell in our land.
Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven.
Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, And our land will yield its produce.
Righteousness will go before Him And will make His footsteps into a way. 86 A Psalm of Supplication and Trust. A Prayer of David.
Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy.
Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long.
Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.
There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours.
All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name.
For You are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God.
Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.
I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.
For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
O God, arrogant men have risen up against me, And a band of violent men have sought my life, And they have not set You before them.
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
Turn to me, and be gracious to me; Oh grant Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your handmaid.
Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me. 87 The Privileges of Citizenship in Zion. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.A Song.