| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|The Thirsting Soul Satisfied in God|
|A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.|
| ||O GOD, thou art my God; earnestly will I seek thee:|
My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee,
In a dry and weary land, where no water is.
| ||So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary,|
To see thy power and thy glory.
| ||Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,|
My lips shall praise thee.
| ||So will I bless thee while I live:|
I will lift up my hands in thy name.
| ||My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow 1 and fatness;|
And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips;
| ||When I remember thee upon my bed,|
And 2 meditate on thee in the night-watches.
| ||For thou hast been my help,|
And in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
| ||My soul followeth hard after thee:|
They right hand upholdeth me.
| ||But those that seek my soul, to 3 destroy it,|
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
| ||They shall be given 4 over to the power of the sword:|
They shall be a portion for foxes. 5
| ||But the king shall rejoice in God:|
Every one that sweareth by him shall glory;
For the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.