THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 63 ©
David, wandering in the wilderness, complains very bitterly to God that he was banished out of the house of God and from the outward exercise of God’s public worship, highly extolled by him. Comforts himself nevertheless in God’s favor and protection, and foretells the ruin and destruction of his bloodthirsty persecutors and of his joy to come.
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wildernessa of 1Judah.
O GOD, thou art my God; 2early will I 3seek thee: my soul thirsteth for 4thee, my flesh 5longeth for thee in a 6dry and 7thirsty land, where no water is;
To 8see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the 9sanctuary.
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips 10shall praise thee.
Thus will I 11bless thee while I 12live: I will lift up my 13hands in thy name.
My soul shall be 14satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with 15joyful lips:
When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the 16night watches.
Because thou hast been my 17help, therefore in the 18shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
My soul followeth 19hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
But those that seek my 20soul, to destroy it, shall go into 21the lower parts of the earth.
They 22shall 23fall by the 24sword: they shall be a portion for 25foxes.
But the 26king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by 27him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak 28lies shall be stopped.