Quam dilecta!

O how amiable | are thy dwellings,

* thou | LORD of hosts!

2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts | of the LORD;

* my heart and my flesh rejoice | in the living God.

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may | lay her young;

* even thy altars, O LORD of hosts, my | King and my God.

4 Blessed are they that dwell | in thy house;

* they will be | alway praising thee.

5 Blessed is the man whose strength | is in thee;

* in whose | heart are thy ways.

6 Who going through the vale of misery use it | for a well;

* and the | pools are filled with water.

7 They will go from | strength to strength,

* and unto the God of gods appeareth every | one of them in Sion.

8 O LORD God of hosts, | hear my prayer;

* hearken, | O God of Jacob.

9 Behold, O God | our defender,

* and look upon the | face of thine anointed.

10 For one day | in thy courts

* is | better than a thousand.

11 I had rather be a door-keeper in the house | of my God,

* than to dwell in the | tents of ungodliness.

12 For the LORD God is a light | and defence;

* the LORD will give grace and worship; and no good thing shall he withhold from them that | live a godly life.

13 O LORD | God of hosts,

* blessed is the man that | putteth• his trust in thee.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end. Amen.