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Bay Psalm Book: Psalm 63

A psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

1 O GOD, thou art my God, early

I will for thee inquire:

my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh

for thee hath strong desire,

In land whereas no water is

that thirsty is and dry.

2 To see, as I saw in thine house

thy strength and thy glory.

3 Because thy loving kindness doth

abundantly excel

ev’n life itself: wherefore my lips

forth shall thy praises tell.

4 Thus will I blessing give to thee

whilst that alive am I:

and in thy name I will lift up

these hands of mine on high.

5 My soul as with marrow and fat

shall satisfied be:

my mouth also with joyful lips

shall praise give unto thee.

6 When as that I remembrance have

of thee my bed upon,

and on thee in the night watches

have meditation.

7 Because that thou hast been to me

he that to me help brings;

therefore will I sing joyfully

in shadow of thy wings.

8 My soul out of an ardent love

doth follow after thee:

also thy right hand it is that

which hath upholden me.

9 But as for those that seek my soul

to bring it to an end,

they shall into the lower parts

of the earth down descend.

10 By the hand of the sword also

they shall be made to fall:

and they be for a portion

unto the Foxes shall.

11 But the King shall rejoice in God,

all that by him do swear

shall glory, but stopped shall be

their mouths that liars are.