1 How lovely is your dwelling-place, O LORD Almighty!

 2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

3 Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

 4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.

5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

 6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.

 7 They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

 8 Hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty; listen to me, O God of Jacob.

  9 Look upon our shield, O God; look with favour on your anointed one.

10 Better is one day in yourcourtsthan a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favour and honour; no good thing does hewithholdfrom those whose walk is blameless.

12 O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.

Taken from Psalm 84 New International Version