Psalm 63 The Message Bible

God Satisfies the Thirsting Soul

63 1  God - you're my God! I can't get enough of you! I've worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts. 2  So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory.

3  In your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains. 4  I bless you every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to you. 5  I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy; I smack my lips. It's time to shout praises! 6  If I'm sleepless at midnight, I spend the hours in grateful reflection.

7  Because you've always stood up for me, I'm free to run and play. 8  I hold on to you for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post. 9  Those who are out to get me are marked for doom, marked for death, bound for hell. 10  They'll die violent deaths; jackals will tear them limb from limb. 11  But the king is glad in God; his true friends spread the joy, While small-minded gossips are gagged for good.


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