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Psalm 104

Bless the Lord, O my soul :
 O Lord my God, how great you are!
Clothed with majesty and honour :
 wrapped in light as in a garment.
You have stretched out the heavens like a tent-cloth :
 and laid the beams of your dwelling upon their waters;
You make the clouds your chariot :
 and ride upon the wings of the wind;
You make the winds your messengers :
 and flames of fire your ministers;
You have set the earth on its foundations :
 so that it shall never be moved.
The deep covered it as with a mantle :
 the waters stood above the hills.
At your rebuke they fled :
 at the voice of your thunder they hurried away;
They went up to the mountains, they went down by the valleys :
 to the place which you had appointed for them.
You fixed a limit which they may not pass :
 they shall not return again to cover the earth.
You send springs into the gullies :
 which run between the hills;
They give drink to every beast of the field :
 and the wild asses quench their thirst.
Beside them the birds of the air build their nests :
 and sing among the branches.
You water the mountains from your dwelling on high :
 and the earth is filled by the fruits of your work.
You cause the grass to grow for the cattle :
 and all green things for the servants of mankind.
You bring food out of the earth :
 and wine that makes glad the heart of man,
Oil to give him a shining countenance :
 and bread to strengthen his heart.
The trees of the Lord are well-watered :
 the cedars of Lebanon that he has planted,
Where the birds build their nests :
 and the stork makes her home in the pine-tops.
The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats :
 and the crags a cover for the conies.
You created the moon to mark the seasons :
 and the sun knows the hour of its setting.
You make darkness, and it is night :
 in which all the beasts of the forest move by stealth.
The lions roar for their prey :
 seeking their food from God.
When the sun rises, they retire :
 and lay themselves down in their dens.
Man goes out to his work :
 and to his labour until the evening.
Lord, how various are your works :
 in wisdom you have made them all,
   and the earth is full of your creatures.
There is the wide, immeasurable sea :
 there move living things without number,
   great and small;
There go the ships, to and fro :
 and there is that Leviathan
   whom you formed to sport in the deep.
These all look to you :
 to give them their food in due season.
When you give it to them, they gather it :
 when you open your hand
   they are satisfied with good things.
When you hide your face, they are troubled :
 when you take away their breath,
   they die and return to their dust.
When you send forth your spirit they are created :
 and you renew the face of the earth.
May the glory of the Lord endure for ever :
 may the Lord rejoice in his works.
If he look upon the earth, it shall tremble :
 if he but touch the mountains, they shall smoke.
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live :
 I will praise my God while I have any being.
May my meditation be pleasing to him :
 for my joy shall be in the Lord.
May sinners perish from the earth,
   let the wicked be no more :
 bless the Lord, O my soul; O praise the Lord.


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