1How lovely your dwelling place, LORD of hosts!
2My soul longs and faints even for the LORD’s courts!
My heart and my flesh to the living God sing!
3A sparrow will there find a home.
A swallow a nest also has for herself,
And there with your altar her young she has laid.
My king and my God, LORD of Hosts, 4they are blessed
Who dwell in your house; they will praise you again!
5And blessed is the man who finds his strength in you;
In their heart there are highways. 6As they journey on,
The Valley of Baca they make like a spring;
It also is covered with blessings by rain.
7From strength unto strength they will walk, then appear
Before God At Zion. 8Oh LORD, God of Hosts,
Attend to my prayer; God of Jacob, give ear.
9O God see our shield; Your Messiah’s face view!
10Because just one day spent inside of your courts
Is better by far than one thousand removed.
To stand, O my God, at the door of your house,
I’d choose over living in tents full of sin.
11Because the LORD God is a sun and a shield,
The LORD will give glory and grace.
From those walking rightly no good will refuse —
12O blessed is the man, LORD of hosts, who trusts in you!
Written by Emily Bateman & Derek Moore
Produced by Jeremy Casella
Engineered by Billy Whittington & Evan Redwine
Mixed & Mastered by Jim Dineen
Recorded at The Attic, The Wine Box & The Map Room (Nashville, Tennessee)
Lead Vocals: Esther Ellis
Drums & Percussion: Ken Lewis
Bass: Matt Pierson, James Gregory
Piano, Keys, Dulcimer: Blair Masters
Electric Guitar, Lap Steel: Nathan Duggar
Acoustic Guitar, High String Guitar, Keys, BGV: Jeremy Casella
Backing Vocals: Abigail Johnston