[To the chiefe musition,
a psalme of Dauid.]
The heauens declare the glorie of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy worke.
A day occasioneth talke therof vnto a day: and a night teacheth knoweledge vnto a nyght.
No language, no wordes, no voyce of theirs is hearde:
yet their sounde goeth into all landes, and their wordes into the endes of the worlde.
In them he hath set a tabernacle for the sunne:
which commeth foorth as a bridegrome out of his chamber, and reioyceth as a giaunt to runne his course.
His settyng foorth is from the vtmost part of heauen, and his circuite vnto the vtmost part therof: and there is nothing hyd from his heat.
The lawe of God is perfect, conuerting the soule: the testimonie of God is sure, and geueth wisdome vnto the simple.
The statutes of God are right, and reioyce the heart: the commaundement of God is pure, and geueth light vnto the eyes.
The feare of God is sincere, & endureth for euer: the iudgementes of God are trueth, they be iust in all poyntes.
They are more to be desired then golde, yea then much fine golde: they are also sweeter then hony and the hony combe.
Moreouer, by them thy seruaunt is well aduertised: and in kepyng of them there is a great rewarde.
Who can knowe his owne errours?
Oh cleanse thou me from those that I am not priuie of.
Kepe thy seruaunt also from presumptuous [sinnes] let them not raigne ouer me: so I shall be perfect & voyde from all haynous offence.
Let the wordes of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight O God: my strength and my redeemer.