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Prophet David: Tehillim, Chapter 63 (The Psalms, Zaboor)

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'In Islam, the supreme sacred art of psalmody of the
Noble Quran is associated with the teachings of the Blessed Prophet and goes back ultimately to the chanting of the Psalms by the Prophet David' (Seyyed Hossein Nasr).

One can clearly see the relationship in this Yemenite Hebrew (Temani Hebrew) recitation of the Zaboor (Tehillim, Chapter 63). Many scholars believe it to contain the most ancient phonetic and grammatical features.The Yemenites, themselves, among all Jewish ethnic groups, have garnered considerable praise because of their strict application of the laws of grammar.

Translation:
 
A song of David when he was in the desert of Judah.
 
O God, You are my God, I seek You. My soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You, in an arid and thirsty land, without water.
 
As I saw You in the Sanctuary, [so do I long] to see Your strength and Your glory.
 
For Your kindness is better than life; my lips will praise You.
 
Then I shall bless You in my lifetime; in Your name I shall lift my hands.
[As] with choice foods and fat, my soul will be sated, when my mouth praises with expressions of song.
 
When I remember You on my couch; in the watches I meditate about You.
 
For You were my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I shall praise.
My soul has clung after You; Your right hand has supported me.
But they seek my soul to make it desolate; may they come into the depths of the earth.
 
May he be dragged by the sword; they will be the portion of foxes.
And may the king rejoice with God; may all who swear by Him boast, for the mouth of those who speak lies will be closed.
 

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