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1How lovely are your dwelling places, LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
2I desire and long for the Temple courts of the LORD. My heart and body sing for joy to the living God.
3Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay her young at your altar, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God.
4How happy are those who live in your Temple, for they can praise you continuously. Interlude
5How happy are those whose strength is in you, whose heart is on your path.
6They will pass through the Baca Valley where he will prepare a spring for them; even the early rain will cover it with blessings.
7They will walk from strength to strength; each will appear before God in Zion.
8LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, hear my prayer! Listen, God of Jacob! Interlude
9God, look at our shield, and show favor to your anointed,
10for a day in your Temple courts is better than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather stand at the entrance of God's house than live in the tent of wickedness.
11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD grants grace and favor; the LORD will not withhold any good thing from those who walk blamelessly.
12LORD of Heavenly Armies, how happy are those who trust in you.