How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts.
1 How lovely is Your dwelling place, (omit phrases b and c)
O Lord of hosts.
2 My soul longs, indeed it faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy
to the living God. (Refrain)
3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
where she may lay her young,
at Your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God. (Refrain)
4 Happy are those who live in Your house,
ever singing Your praise.
5 Happy are those whose strength is in You,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion. (Refrain)
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. (Refrain)
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob.
9 Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of Your anointed. (Refrain)
10 For a day in Your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than live in the tents of wickedness. (Refrain)
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, (omit phrases b and c)
happy is everyone who trusts in You. (Refrain)
|First Line:||How lovely is Your dwelling place|
|Topic:||Responsive Reading; Worship|
|Notes:||Responsorial refrain to responsive reading.|
|Composer (psalm tone):||Chrysogonus Waddell, OSCO (1986)|
|Composer (refrain):||A. Gregory Murray, OSB (1963)|
|Copyright:||Psalm tone © Gethsemane Abbey. All rights reserved. Used by permission.; Refrain copyright © 1963 by Ladies of the Grail (England) Used by permission of G.I.A. Publications, Inc. Chicago, Illinois., exclusive agent. All rights reserved.|