You are my God.
I search for you.
I thirst for you
like someone in a dry, empty land
where there is no water.
I have seen you in the Temple
and have seen your strength and glory.
Because your love is better than life,
I will praise you.
I will praise you as long as I live.
I will lift up my hands in prayer to your name.
I will be content as If I had eaten the best foods.
My lips will sing, and my mouth will praise you.
I remember you while I’m lying in bed;
I think about you through the night.
You are my help.
Because of your protection, I sing.
I stay close to you;
you support me with your right hand.
(Psalm 63:1-8 NCV)