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Psalms 62

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Chapter 63

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<A Psalm. Of David. When he was in the waste land of Judah.>\

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\63:1\O God, you are my God; early will I make my search for you: my soul is dry for need of you, my flesh is wasted with desire for you, as a dry and burning land where no water is;

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\63:2\To see your power and your glory, as I have seen you in the holy place.

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\63:3\Because your mercy is better than life, my lips will give you praise.

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\63:4\So will I go on blessing you all my life, lifting up my hands in your name.

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\63:5\My soul will be comforted, as with good food; and my mouth will give you praise with songs of joy;

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\63:6\When the memory of you comes to me on my bed, and when I give thought to you in the night-time.

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\63:7\Because you have been my help, I will have joy in the shade of your wings.

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\63:8\My soul keeps ever near you: your right hand is my support.

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\63:9\But those whose desire is my soul's destruction will go down to the lower parts of the earth.

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\63:10\They will be cut off by the sword; they will be food for foxes.

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\63:11\But the king will have joy in God; everyone who takes an oath by him will have cause for pride; but the false mouth will be stopped.

Psalms 64

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