Psalm 63
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

Psalm 63

Comfort and Assurance in God’s Presence

A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah.

1O God, you are my God, I seek you,
    my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
    beholding your power and glory.
3Because your steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.
4So I will bless you as long as I live;
    I will lift up my hands and call on your name.

5My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,[a]
    and my mouth praises you with joyful lips
6when I think of you on my bed,
    and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7for you have been my help,
    and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
8My soul clings to you;
    your right hand upholds me.

9But those who seek to destroy my life
    shall go down into the depths of the earth;
10they shall be given over to the power of the sword,
    they shall be prey for jackals.
11But the king shall rejoice in God;
    all who swear by him shall exult,
    for the mouths of liars will be stopped.


  1. Psalm 63:5 Heb with fat and fatness
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