One thing I ask of the LORD, this
is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high
upon a rock.
Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in
anger; you have been my helper. Do not
reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.
my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive