The thirsty soul
A Psalm of David, 1 Sam. 22:5when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee:
Ps. 42:2My soul thirsteth for thee,
My flesh longeth for thee,
In a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
To see Ps. 27:4thy power and thy glory,
So as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise thee.
Thus will I bless thee while I live:
I will lift up my hands in thy name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness;
And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
When Ps. 42:8I remember thee upon my bed,
And meditate on thee in the night watches.
Because thou hast been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
My soul followeth hard after thee:
Thy right hand upholdeth me.
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
They shall fall by the sword:
They shall be a portion for foxes.
But the king shall rejoice in God;
Deut. 6:13Every one that sweareth by him shall glory:
But the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
Appeal for aid against enemies