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,
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.