The Psalms are compiled of one hundred fifty spiritual songs and poems used by Gods people in all ages in worship and devotional exercises. There are many different genres of Psalms as well as many different authors. Psalm 84 is a relatively small psalm consisting of only twelve verses. Depending on the scholar there are different ways in which this psalm is broken up. Psalms 84 is a psalm of praise and worship to God. This paper will take a closer look into Psalm 84, located in the 3rd book of the 5 books of Psalms. Psalm 84 reads: "How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow had found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young - a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, til each appears before God in Zion. Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob. Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one. Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good things does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Lord Almighty, blessed are those who trust in you." (TNIV) .
What is the historical context for Psalm 84? .
The authorship of this Psalm is not definite. One scholar by the name of Phyllis .
Wezeman, states that this Psalm was written by the sons of Korah. While another author by the name of George Davidson states it was written to them.