O God, you are my God :
eagerly will I seek you.
My soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you :
as a dry and thirsty land where no water is.
So it was when I beheld you in the sanctuary :
and saw your power and your glory.
For your unchanging goodness is better than life :
therefore my lips shall praise you.
And so I will bless you as long as I live :
and in your name will I lift my hands on high.
My longing shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness :
my mouth shall praise you with exultant lips.
When I remember you upon my bed :
when I meditate upon you in the night watches,
How you have been my helper :
then I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings,
Then my soul clings to you :
and your right hand upholds me.
Those that seek my life are marked for destruction :
they shall go down to the deep places of the earth.
They shall be delivered to the sword :
they shall be a portion for jackals.
The king will rejoice in God,
and all who take oaths on his name shall glory :
but the mouths of liars shall be stopped.