|Bless the LORD, O my soul! |
O LORD my God, thou art very great!
Thou art clothed with honor and majesty,
|The Lord's Goodness to His People. Psalm 104(v103)|
|who coverest thyself with light as with a garment, |
who hast stretched out the heavens like a tent,
|who hast laid the beams of thy chambers on the waters, |
who makest the clouds thy chariot,
who ridest on the wings of the wind,
|who makest the winds thy messengers, |
fire and flame thy ministers.
|Thou didst set the earth on its foundations, |
so that it should never be shaken.
|Thou didst cover it with the deep as with a garment; |
the waters stood above the mountains.
|At thy rebuke they fled; |
at the sound of thy thunder they took to flight.
|The mountains rose, |
the valleys sank down
to the place which thou didst appoint for them.
|Thou didst set a bound which they should not pass, |
so that they might not again cover the earth.
|Thou makest springs gush forth in the valleys; |
they flow between the hills,
|they give drink to every beast of the field; |
the wild asses quench their thirst.
|By them the birds of the air have their habitation; |
they sing among the branches.
|From thy lofty abode thou waterest the mountains; |
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy work.
|Thou dost cause the grass to grow for the cattle, |
and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth,
|and wine to gladden the heart of man, |
oil to make his face shine,
and bread to strengthen man's heart.
|The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly, |
the cedars of Lebanon which he planted.
|In them the birds build their nests; |
the stork has her home in the fir trees.
|The high mountains are for the wild goats; |
the rocks are a refuge for the badgers.
|Thou hast made the moon to mark the seasons; |
the sun knows its time for setting.
|Thou makest darkness, and it is night, |
when all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
|The young lions roar for their prey, |
seeking their food from God.
|When the sun rises, |
they get them away and lie down in their dens.
|Man goes forth to his work |
and to his labor until the evening.
|O LORD, how manifold are thy works! |
In wisdom hast thou made them all;
the earth is full of thy creatures.
|Yonder is the sea, great and wide, |
which teems with things innumerable,
living things both small and great.
|There go the ships, and Leviathan |
which thou didst form to sport in it.
|These all look to thee, |
to give them their food in due season.
|When thou givest to them, they gather it up; |
when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good things.
|When thou hidest thy face, they are dismayed; |
when thou takest away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
|When thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; |
and thou renewest the face of the ground.
|May the glory of the LORD endure for ever, |
may the LORD rejoice in his works,
|who looks on the earth and it trembles, |
who touches the mountains and they smoke!
|I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; |
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
|May my meditation be pleasing to him, |
for I rejoice in the LORD.
|Let sinners be consumed from the earth, |
and let the wicked be no more!
Bless the LORD, O my soul!
|<< | Psalms: 104 | >>|