How wonderful is Your tabernacle

And secure Your covering;

A resting place for our soul

Where love and peace it brings.

Better is one day in Your courts

Than a thousand days elsewhere,

As Your Spirit and Your presence

Can never be compared.

One day in Your courts

Renews our strength and grace,

Because it’s only You that provides true peace

When we seek You face to face.

One day in Your courts

Provides a sweet smelling scent;

A fragrance that ignites our soul

When we sincerely do repent.

You withhold no good thing

From those who respect You Lord;

Who understand Your riches

That are found in Your word.

One day in Your courts

Should become a daily visitation,

When our soul is hungry for Your truth:

To absorb without hesitation.

Blessed is the soul

Whose hope is found in You,

And covered by Your love and grace

When the heart is renewed.

The worldly ways can rob our soul

With negativity and jealousies,

But to spend one day in Your courts

Much joy and peace we’ll see.

None can compare to You

As you reignite our soul,

When the fruit of the spirit is deposited

Within to seal that hole.

One day in Your courts

Where the sunshine never ends;

Where our heart and soul cries out for You:

When our praise to You we send.

(C) P.B. 2021

“For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.”  Psalm 84:10

“How lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”  Psalm 84:1-2

“Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; They will still be praising You.”  Psalm 84:4

“Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.”  Psalm 84:5

“For the Lord is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”  Psalm 84:11

“O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!”  Psalm 84:12

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  Galatians 5:22