Psalm 84:1-12 (CSB)

How lovely is your dwelling place,

Lord of Armies.

2 I long and yearn

for the courts of the Lord;

my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.

3 Even a sparrow finds a home,

and a swallow, a nest for herself

where she places her young—

near your altars, Lord of Armies,

my King and my God.

4 How happy are those who reside in your house,

who praise you continually.Selah

5 Happy are the people whose strength is in you,

whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,

they make it a source of spring water;

even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.

7 They go from strength to strength;

each appears before God in Zion.

8 Lord God of Armies, hear my prayer;

listen, God of Jacob.Selah

9 Consider our shield, God;

look on the face of your anointed one.

10 Better a day in your courts

than a thousand anywhere else.

I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God

than live in the tents of wicked people.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield.

The Lord grants favor and honor;

he does not withhold the good

from those who live with integrity.

12 Happy is the person who trusts in you,

Lord of Armies!