Psalm 63

1David's thirst after God's service in his sanctuary: 4his manner of blessing God: 9his confidence of the destruction of his enemies, and of his own rejoicing.

0 A Psalm of David, 1when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

1 O God, 1thou art my God; 2early will I seek thee: my soul 3thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a adry and thirsty land, where no water is;

2 To 1see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

3 Because 1thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

4 Thus 1will I bless thee while I live: I will 2lift up my hands in thy name.

5 My soul shall be 1satisfied as with amarrow and fatness; 2and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

6 When I 1remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

7 Because 1thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

8 My soul 1followeth hard after thee: 2thy right hand upholdeth me.

9 But 1those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into 2the lower parts of the earth.

10 aThey shall 1fall by the sword: they shall be a 2portion for foxes.

11 But the 1king shall rejoice in God; every one that 2sweareth by him shall glory: 3but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.