You are to be praised, O God, in Zion :
to you shall vows be paid, you that answer prayer.
To you shall all flesh come to confess their sins :
when our misdeeds prevail against us, you will purge them away.
Blessed is the man whom you choose and take to yourself
to dwell within your courts :
we shall be filled with the good things of your house,
of your holy temple.
You will answer us in your righteousness with terrible deeds,
O God our saviour :
you that are the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the distant seas;
Who by your strength made fast the mountains :
you that are girded with power;
Who stilled the raging of the seas, the roaring of the waves :
and the tumult of the peoples.
Those who dwell at the ends of the earth
are afraid at your wonders :
the dawn and the evening sing your praises.
You tend the earth and water it :
you make it rich and fertile.
The river of God is full of water :
and so providing for the earth, you provide grain for men.
You drench its furrows, you level the ridges between :
you soften it with showers and bless its early growth.
You crown the year with your goodness :
and the tracks where you have passed drip with fatness.
The pastures of the wilderness run over :
and the hills are girded with joy.
The meadows are clothed with sheep :
and the valleys stand so thick with corn,
they shout for joy and sing.