For the director; upon the Gitʹtith.* Of the sons of Korʹah.+ A melody.
84 How lovely* your grand tabernacle is,+
O Jehovah of armies!
2 My whole being* yearns,
Yes, I am faint with longing,
For the courtyards of Jehovah.+
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)
5 Happy are the men who find their strength in you,+
Whose hearts are set on the highways.
6 When they pass through the Baʹca Valley,*
They make it into a place of springs;
And the early rain clothes it* with blessings.
7 They will walk on from strength to strength;+
Each one appears before God in Zion.
8 O Jehovah God of armies, hear my prayer;
Listen, O God of Jacob. (Selah)
9 Look, our shield+ and our God,*
Look upon the face of your anointed one.+
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.
11 For Jehovah God is a sun+ and a shield;+
He gives favor and glory.
Jehovah will not hold back anything good
From those walking in integrity.+
12 O Jehovah of armies,
Happy is the man who trusts in you.+