For the director of music. According to gittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.
  1How lovely is your dwelling place,
   Lord Almighty!
  2My soul yearns, even faints,
   for the courts of the Lord;
  my heart and my flesh cry out
   for the living God.
  3Even the sparrow has found a home,
   and the swallow a nest for herself,
   where she may have her young—
  a place near your altar,
   Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
  4Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
   they are ever praising you.

  5Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
   whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
  6As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
   they make it a place of springs;
   the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
  7They go from strength to strength,
   till each appears before God in Zion.

  8Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
   listen to me, God of Jacob.
  9Look on our shield, O God;
   look with favor on your anointed one.

  10Better is one day in your courts
   than a thousand elsewhere;
  I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
   than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
  11For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
   the Lord bestows favor and honor;
  no good thing does he withhold
   from those whose walk is blameless.

  12Lord Almighty,
   blessed is the one who trusts in you.