Psalm 63

The thirsting soul satisfied in God.

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

63 O God, thou art my God; earnestly will I seek thee:
My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee,
In a dry and weary land, where no water is.
So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary,
To see thy power and thy glory.
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise thee.
So will I bless thee while I live:
I will lift up my hands in thy name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with [a]marrow and fatness;
And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips;
When I remember thee upon my bed,
[b]And meditate on thee in the night-watches.
For thou hast been my help,
And in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
My soul followeth hard after thee:
Thy right hand upholdeth me.
But those that seek my soul, [c]to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall be [d]given over to the power of the sword:
They shall be a portion for [e]foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God:
Every one that sweareth by him shall glory;
For the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.


  1. Psalm 63:5 Hebrew fat.
  2. Psalm 63:6 Or, I meditate
  3. Psalm 63:9 Or, shall be destroyed; They shall etc.
  4. Psalm 63:10 Or, poured out by
  5. Psalm 63:10 Or, jackals