1 A Psalm. Of David. When he was in the waste land of Judah.
2 63:1O God, you are my God; early will I make my search for you: my soul is dry for need of you, my flesh is wasted with desire for you, as a dry and burning land where no water is;
3 63:2To see your power and your glory, as I have seen you in the holy place.
4 63:3Because your mercy is better than life, my lips will give you praise.
5 63:4So will I go on blessing you all my life, lifting up my hands in your name.
6 63:5My soul will be comforted, as with good food; and my mouth will give you praise with songs of joy;
7 63:6When the memory of you comes to me on my bed, and when I give thought to you in the night-time.
8 63:7Because you have been my help, I will have joy in the shade of your wings.
9 63:8My soul keeps ever near you: your right hand is my support.
10 63:9But those whose desire is my soul's destruction will go down to the lower parts of the earth.
11 63:10They will be cut off by the sword; they will be food for foxes.
12 63:11But the king will have joy in God; everyone who takes an oath by him will have cause for pride; but the false mouth will be stopped.