We found this one while thumbing through the BCP at the Christmas organ recital — it manages to wrap up our thoughts on the National Cathedral, the wandering/homecoming theme, and a couple of good court puns into one neat package. And it mentions highways! (Penny has a quirky affection for interstate highways.)

Psalm 84:1-5, 10-11

1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!

2 My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

4 Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise.

5 Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.

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