A Psalm of
David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
1 O God,
thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul
thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a
dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen
thee in the sanctuary.
3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my
lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift
up my hands in thy name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and
fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful
6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on
thee in the night watches.
7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the
shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand
9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall
go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a
portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that
sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them
that speak lies shall be stopped.
Psalm 64 >
- The Book of David
The Book of Psalms which contains Psalm 63 is also referred to
as the Book of David. David reigned over Judah and Israel
was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel. King
David is credited with the authorship of many of the Psalms
and the collection is therefore often referred to as the
Book of David.