Psalm 63 a psalm through David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah

Tune: Thy Loving Kindness is better than Life (Ps 63:3-4) 5.5.5.5. 5.5.4.6.

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1  O God, You're my God!
Early I seek Thee.
How often my soul
and flesh thirst for Thee
 
in a dry land and
faint, without water?
2 Thus I've seen Thee
in the sanctuary,
 
that I may see Thy
power and glory.
3 Because Your mercy
is better than life,
 
my lips commend Thee.
4 Thus will I bless Thee.
While I live in
Your name I lift my hands.
 
5 As fat and ashes,
my soul's satisfied.
And my lips rejoice;
my mouth sings praises.
 
6 If I remember
Thee upon my bed,
I muse on Thee
in watches of the night
 
7 for You have become
a help to me, and
in shade of Your wings
I do sing aloud.
 
8  My soul cleaved to Thee,
as I follow Thee.
Your right hand has
taken hold within me.
 
9 But those that seek my
soul to destruction
shall enter into
the earth's lowest parts.
 
10 They make men poured out
on hands of the sword.
The portion of
jackals they will become.
 
11 But the king shall joy,
rejoicing in God.
All that swear by Him,
shall make Him their boast

for the mouth of them
who're speaking a lie
shall be shut up.
O God You are my God.

- Steve Miller
copyright 1/6/2021 voiceInWilderness.info

1Samuel 22:5 And the prophet Gad said to David, Abide not in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.
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23:2 And David inquired of Jehovah, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And Jehovah said to David, Go and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.
 3 But David's men said to him, Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
 4 And David inquired of Jehovah yet again. And Jehovah answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will give the Philistines into thy hand.
 5 And David and his men went to Keilah, and fought against the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
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10 Then said David, Jehovah, God of Israel, thy servant hath heard for certain that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
 11 Will the citizens of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? Jehovah, God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And Jehovah said, He will come down.
 12 And David said, Will the citizens of Keilah deliver up me and my men into the hand of Saul? And Jehovah said, They will deliver thee up.
 13 Then David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, and he forbore to go forth.
 14 And David abode in the wilderness in strongholds, and abode in the mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand.
 15 And David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life; and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.
16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
 17 And he said to him, Fear not; for the hand of Saul my father will not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next to thee; and that also Saul my father knows.
 18 And they two made a covenant before Jehovah; and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.
 19 And the Ziphites came up to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in strongholds in the wood, on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the waste?
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24 And they arose and went to Ziph before Saul; but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of the waste.
 25 And Saul and his men went to seek him. And they told David; and he came down from the rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And Saul heard that, and he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.
 26 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain; and David made haste to get away from Saul; and Saul and his men sought to surround David and his men to take them.
 27 But there came a messenger to Saul, saying, Haste thee and come; for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.
 28 And Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines; therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.
 29 And David went up from thence, and abode in the strongholds of Engedi.
1 Samuel 24:1 And it came to pass when Saul had returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.
 2 And Saul took three thousand men, chosen out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.
 3 And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet; and David and his men were abiding in the recesses of the cave.
 4 And David's men said to him, Behold the day of which Jehovah said to thee, Behold, I will give thine enemy into thy hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good to thee. And David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe secretly.
 5 And it came to pass afterwards that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
 6 And he said to his men, Jehovah forbid that I should do this thing to my master, Jehovah's anointed, to stretch forth my hand against him, for he is the anointed of Jehovah.
 7 And David checked his men with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. And Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.
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20 And now behold, I know that thou shalt certainly be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thy hand.

Isaiah 35:7 And the mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of wild dogs, where they lay down, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
 
Ecclesiastes 4:2 Then I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive;
8:15 And I commended mirth, because there is nothing better for man under the sun than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry; for that shall abide with him of his labor the days of his life, which God hath given him under the sun.
Proverbs 29:11 A fool brings out all his spirit; but a wise man stilleth it within him.
 
65:7 Who stilleth the raging of the seas, the raging of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples.
 
Genesis 47:8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How many are the days of the years of thy life?
2 Samuel 19:34 And Barzillai said to the king, How many are the days of the years of my life, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem?
1 Kings 22:16 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but truth in the name of Jehovah?
2 Chronicles 18:15 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but truth in the name of Jehovah?
Job 7:19 How long wilt thou not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
13:23 How many are mine iniquities and sins? Make me to know my transgression and my sin.
21:17 How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, and cometh their calamity upon them? Doth he distribute sorrows to them in his anger?
Psalm 35:17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my only one from the young lions.
78:40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
119:84 How many shall be the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
Zechariah 2:2 And I said, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.
7:3 and to speak unto the priests that were in the house of Jehovah of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done now so many years?
 
Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou wilt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
Isaiah 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Jeremiah 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith Jehovah.
Mark 8:35 For whosoever shall desire to save his soul life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his soul life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.