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
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
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.