My Soul Thirsts for You
A Psalm of David. When he was in the wilderness of Judah.
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land without water. 2
Thus I have beheld You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory. 3
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips will laud You. 4
Thus I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name. 5
My soul is satisfied as with fatness and richness,
And my mouth offers praises with lips of joyful songs.
When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches, 7
For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. 8
My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me.
But those who seek my life to destroy it,
Will go into the depths of the earth. 10
They will be delivered over to the power of the sword;
They will be a portion for foxes. 11
But the king will be glad in God;
Everyone who swears by Him will boast,
For the mouths of those who speak lies will be closed.