A Psalm of David.1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, You are very great; You have clothed Yourself with praise and honor; 2who cover Yourself with light as with a garment; spreading out the heaven as a curtain. 3Who covers His chambers with waters; who makes the clouds His chariot; who walks on the wings of the wind. 4Who makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flaming fire. 5Who establishes the earth on her sure foundation; it shall not ever be moved. 6The deep, like a garment, is His covering; the waters shall stand on the hills. 7At Your rebuke they shall flee; at the voice of Your thunder they shall be alarmed. 8They go up to the mountains, and down to the plains, to the place which You founded for them. 9You have set a boundary which they shall not pass, neither shall they turn again to cover the earth. 10He sends forth His fountains among the valleys; the waters shall run between the mountains. 11They shall give drink to all the wild beasts of the field; the wild donkeys shall take of them to quench their thirst. 12By them shall the birds of the sky lodge; they shall utter a voice out of the midst of the rocks. 13He waters the mountains from His chambers; the earth shall be satisfied with the fruit of Your works. 14He makes grass to grow for the cattle, and green herbs for the service of men, to bring bread out of the earth; 15and wine makes glad the heart of man, to make his face cheerful with oil; and bread strengthens man's heart. 16The trees of the plain shall be full of sap; even the cedars of Lebanon which He has planted. 17There the sparrows shall build their nests; and the house of the heron takes the lead among them. 18The high mountains are a refuge for the goats, and the rock for the rabbits. 19He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down. 20You made the darkness, and it was night; in it all the wild beasts of the forest will be abroad; 21even the young lions roar after their prey, and they seek meat for themselves from God. 22The sun arises, and they shall be gathered together, and shall lie down in their dens. 23Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labor till evening. 24How great are Your works, O Lord! In wisdom have You done them all; the earth is filled with Your creation. 25So is this great and wide sea; there are things creeping innumerable, small animals and great. 26There go the ships; and this dragon whom You have made to play in it. 27All wait upon You, to give them their food in due season. 28When You have given it to them, they will gather it; and when You have opened Your hand, they shall all be filled with good. 29But when You have turned away Your face, they shall be troubled; You will take away their breath, and they shall fail, and return to their dust. 30You shall send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created; and You shall renew the face of the earth. 31Let the glory of the Lord be forever; the Lord shall rejoice in His works; 32who looks upon the earth, and makes it tremble; who touches the mountains, and they smoke. 33I will sing to the Lord while I live; I will sing praise to my God while I exist. 34Let my meditation be sweet to Him, and I will rejoice in the Lord. 35Let the sinners fail from off the earth, and transgressors, so that they shall be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul.
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