1 [A Psalm of David: when he was in the wilderness of Judah.] O God, you are my God. Early I will seek you. My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
2 Thus I have seen you in the sanctuary, seeing your power and your glory.
3 Because your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.
4 Thus I will bless you while I live. I will lift up my hands in your name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,
6 When I remember you upon my bed and meditate on you in the night watches.
7 Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings I will rejoice.
8 My soul follows hard after you. Your right hand upholds me.
9 But those who seek my soul to destroy it shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword. They shall be a portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God. Everyone who swears by him shall glory. But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.