(For the music leader.[A] A psalm by the clan of Korah.) The Joy of Worship 84 1LORD God All-Powerful, your temple is so lovely! 2Deep in my heart I long for your temple, and with all that I am I sing joyful songs to you. 3LORD God All-Powerful, my King and my God, sparrows find a home near your altars; swallows build nests there to raise their young. 4You bless everyone who lives in your house, and they sing your praises. 5You bless all who depend on you for their strength and all who deeply desire to visit your temple. 6When they reach Dry Valley,[U] springs start flowing, and the autumn rain fills it with pools of water.[V] 7Your people grow stronger, and you, the God of gods, will be seen in Zion. 8LORD God All-Powerful, the God of Jacob, please answer my prayer! 9You are the shield that protects your people, and I am your chosen one. Won't you smile on me? 10One day in your temple is better than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather serve in your house, than live in the homes of the wicked. 11Our LORD and our God, you are like the sun and also like a shield. You treat us with kindness and with honor, never denying any good thing to those who live right. 12LORD God All-Powerful, you bless everyone who trusts you.
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