Psalm 084

1    How lovely is thy dwelling-place,

          O Lord of hosts, to me!

     The tabernacles of thy grace

          how pleasant, Lord, they be!

2    My thirsty soul longs veh’mently,

          yea faints, thy courts to see:

     My very heart and flesh cry out,

          O living God, for thee.

3    Behold, the sparrow findeth out

          an house wherein to rest;

     The swallow also for herself

          hath purchased a nest;

     Ev’n thine own altars,* where she safe

          her young ones forth may bring,

     O thou almighty Lord of hosts,

          who art my God and King.

4    Bless’d are they in thy house that dwell,

          they ever give thee praise.

5    Bless’d is the man whose strength thou art,

          in whose heart are thy ways:

6    Who passing thorough Baca’s vale,

          therein do dig up wells;

     Also the rain that falleth down

          the pools with water fills.

7    So they from strength unwearied go

          still forward unto strength,

     Until in Sion they appear

          before the Lord at length.

8    Lord God of hosts, my prayer hear;

          O Jacob’s God, give ear.

9    See God our shield, look on the face

          of thine anointed dear.

10   For in thy courts one day excels

          a thousand; rather in

     My God’s house will I keep a door,

          than dwell in tents of sin.

11   For God the Lord’s a sun and shield:

          he’ll grace and glory give;

     And will withhold no good from them

          that uprightly do live.

12   O thou that art the Lord of hosts,

          that man is truly blest,

     Who by assured confidence

          on thee alone doth rest.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.