For the director; upon the Gitʹtith.* Of the sons of Korʹah.+ A melody.
My heart and my flesh shout joyfully to the living God.
3 Even the bird finds a home there
And the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she cares for her young
Near your grand altar, O Jehovah of armies,
My King and my God!
4 Happy are those dwelling in your house!+
They continue to praise you.+ (Selah)
6 When they pass through the Baʹca Valley,*
They make it into a place of springs;
And the early rain clothes it* with blessings.
8 O Jehovah God of armies, hear my prayer;
Listen, O God of Jacob. (Selah)
10 For a day in your courtyards is better than a thousand anywhere else!+
I choose to stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Rather than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Jehovah will not hold back anything good
From those walking in integrity.+