0. To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

1. How lovely is thy dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!

2. My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

3. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.

4. Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise! [Selah]

5. Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6. As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.

7. They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

8. O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! [Selah]

9. Behold our shield, O God; look upon the face of thine anointed!

10. For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

11. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the LORD withhold from those who walk uprightly.

12. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in thee!

“O medo excessivo nos faz agir sem amor, mas a confiança excessiva não nos deixa considerar o perigo que vamos enfrentar”. São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina