Psalm 63 (62)
13My soul thirsts for you. Contrast between daily life, so often tedious, and the experience of God discovered in solitude.
2 O God, you are my God, it is you I seek;
2 for you my body longs and my soul thirsts,
2 as a dry and weary land without water.
3 Thus have I gazed upon you in the sanctuary,
3 to see your power and your glory.
4 Your love is better than life,
4 my lips will glorify you.
5 I will bless you as long as I live,
5 lift up my hands and call on your name.
6 As with the richest food my soul will feast;
6 my mouth will praise you with joyful lips.
7 When I remember you on my bed
7 I think of you all through the night,
8 for you have been my help;
8 I sing in the shadow of your wings.
9 My soul clings to you,
9 your right hand upholds me.
10 In vain they are after my life,
10 they will go down to the depths of the earth;
11 they will be delivered to the sword,
11 and become the prey of jackals.
12 The king will rejoice in God.
12 All who swear by Godís name will boast:
12 ďAt last slanderersí tongues have been si lenced.Ē