1 O how lovely are thy dwellings : thou Lord of hosts.
2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord : my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young : even thine altars O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house : they will be alway praising thee.
5 Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee : in whose heart are the pilgrim ways.
6 Who going through the Vale of Misery use it for a well : yea, the early rain covereth it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength : and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer : hearken, O God of Jacob.
9 Behold, O God our shield : and look upon the face of thine anointed.
10 For one day in thy courts : is better than a thousand.
11 I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God : than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
12 For the Lord God is a light and defence; the Lord will give grace and glory : and no good thing shall he withhold from them that lead a godly life.
13 O Lord God of hosts : blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.