A psalm of◦ David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
2 O God, Thou◦ art my God◦;
in··the··dawn· will I ·seek Thee;
my soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns◦ for Thee,
in an arid and fainting land, without◦ water.
3 Thus◦ would I behold Thee in holiness,
to see Thy strength and Thy glory.
4 For Thy mercy is better than life,
my lips shall extol Thee.
5 Thus◦ will I bless Thee in my life;
in Thy name will I lift··up my palms.
6 My soul shall be satisfied as▵ with fat and fatness*;
and my mouth shall··praise Thee with lips of loud··song.
7 When▫ I remember Thee upon my mat,
in the night watches▵ I meditate on◦ Thee.
8 For Thou hast been a help for me,
and in the shadow of Thy wings will I sing··aloud.
9 My soul sticks to Thee;
Thy right··hand upholds◦ me.
10 But they who seek my soul are for vastation,
they shall go··into the lower◦ parts of the earth.
11 They shall make him flow··down on the hands of the sword;
they shall be the portion of foxes.
12 But the king shall be··glad in God; everyone who swears◦ by Him shall himself glory◦.
for the mouth of those who speak falsity shall be shut··up.
Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.