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Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young:
Even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house:
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee:
The rain also filleth the pools.
They go from strength to strength:
Every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
O Lord of hosts, hear my prayer:
Give ear, O God of Jacob.
Behold, O God our Shield:
And look upon the face of thine Anointed. For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand:
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wicked
For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield:
The Lord will give grace and glory.
No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly:
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place:
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world:
Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Thou turnest man to destruction:
And sayest, Return, ye children of men. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past:
And as a watch in the night.
Thou carriest them away as with a flood, they are as a sleep:
In the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
In the morning it flourisheth and groweth up: In the evening it is cut down, and withereth. For we are consumed by thine anger:
And by thy wrath are we troubled.
Thou hast set our iniquities before thee:
Our secret sins in the light of thy counte
For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: We spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years:
Yet is their strength labor and sorrow, for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Who knoweth the power
of thine anger:
Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days:
That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Return, O Lord, how long:
And let it repent thee concerning thy servants. O satisfy us early with thy mercy:
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast affliced us:
And the years wherein we have seen evil. Let thy work appear unto thy servants:
And thy glory unto their children.
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon
And establish thou the work of our hands upon us, yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High:
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, he is my refuge and my fortress:
My God, in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler:
And from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust:
His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night:
Nor for the arrow that flieth by day.
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in dark
Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand:
But it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold:
And see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge :
Even the most High, thy habitation.
There shall no evil befall thee:
Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee: To keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands:
Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: The young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore I will I deliver him:
I will set him on high, because he hath known my Name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him, and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him:
And shew him my salvation.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands: Serve the Lord with gladness, come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God:
It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves, we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
Be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting: And his truth endureth to all generations.
Bless the Lord, O my soul:
And all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul:
And forget not all his benefits.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities: