1 Lord All-Powerful, your temple is really lovely. 2 Lord, I can’t wait to enter your temple. I'm so excited! Every part of me wants to be with the Living God. 3 Lord All-Powerful, my King, my God, even the birds have found a home in your temple. They make their nests near your altar. And there they have their babies. 4 People living at your temple are very fortunate. They are still praising you. selah 5 People coming to the temple with songs in their heart are very happy! 6 They travel through Baca Valley which God has made like a spring. Autumn rains form pools of water. 7 The people travel from town to town, on their way to Zion, where they will meet with God. 8 Lord God All-Powerful, listen to my prayer. God of Jacob, listen to me. selah 9 God, protect our protector. Be kind to your chosen king. 10 One day in your temple is better than a thousand days in any other place. Standing at the gate of my God’s house is better than living in the house of a wicked man. 11 The Lord is our protector and glorious king. God blesses us with kindness and glory. The Lord gives every good thing to people who follow and obey him. 12 Lord All-Powerful, people who trust you are truly happy!