Monday, June 16, 2008

My Soul Thirsts For You O God.....

Psalm 63

 1 O God, you are my God, 
       earnestly I seek you; 
       my soul thirsts for you, 
       my body longs for you, 
       in a dry and weary land 
       where there is no water.

 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary 
       and beheld your power and your glory.

 3 Because your love is better than life, 
       my lips will glorify you.

 4 I will praise you as long as I live, 
       and in your name I will lift up my hands.

 5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; 
       with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

 6 On my bed I remember you; 
       I think of you through the watches of the night.

 7 Because you are my help, 
       I sing in the shadow of your wings.

 8 My soul clings to you; 
       your right hand upholds me.

 9 They who seek my life will be destroyed; 
       they will go down to the depths of the earth.

 10 They will be given over to the sword 
       and become food for jackals.

 11 But the king will rejoice in God; 
       all who swear by God's name will praise him, 
       while the mouths of liars will be silenced.


DonB said...

In 9th grade English - quarter on Bible As Literature - we had to pick a Psalm to memorize in order to recite it before the class. (Smart, Christian teacher!) I chose this one, and have understood since then how prophetic was that choice.

God has made sure it has come back to me repeatedly over the years; it should be one of the most important scripture passages in any believer's life.

lydia said...

Wow Don, thanks for sharing that testimony.....I have recently fallen in love with this passage and have found it profoundly meaningful to's the cry of a true heart in love with God, isn't it.....!!!