(Psalm 84:1-7 NRSV)
1 - How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!
2 - My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD;
1 - my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
2 - Even the sparrow finds a home,
1 - and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
2 - at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
1 - Happy are those who live in your house,
ever singing your praise.
2 - Happy are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
1 -As they go through the valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
2 - the early rain also covers it with pools.
1 - They go from strength to strength;
2 - the God of gods will be seen in Zion.