1 To the chief musician upon Gittith, by the sons of Korach, a psalm.(84:2)How lovely are thy dwellingplaces, O Lord of hosts!
2 (84:3)My soul desired, yea, it also longed for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh shout with joy unto the living God.
3 (84:4)Even as the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young:have I found thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
4 (84:5)Happy are they who dwell in thy house: they will be continually praising thee. Selah.
5 (84:6)Happy is the man whose strong confidence is in thee, all whose heart reflecteth on the paths of righteousness.
6 (84:7)Passing through the valley of weeping, they will change it into a spring: also the early rain covereth it with blessings.
7 (84:8)They go from strength to strength, each of them appeareth before God in Zion.
8 (84:9)O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
9 (84:10)Thou, our shield, behold, O God, and look upon the face of thy anointed.
10 (84:11)For better is a day in thy courts than a thousand elsewhere: I would rather choose to wait at the threshold of the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 (84:12)For a sun and shield is the Lord God; grace and glory will the Lord give; he will not withhold any good from those that walk with integrity.
12 (84:13)O Lord of hosts, happy is the man that trusteth in thee.