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BLESS the LORD, O my soul.
O LORD my God, thou art very great: thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
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Thou coverest thyself with light as with a garment;
who stretcheth out the heavens like a curtain,
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Who layest the beams of his chambers in the waters, who makest the clouds his chariot, who walkest upon the wings of the wind,
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Who makest his angels spirits, his ministers a flaming fire,
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Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
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Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
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At thy rebuke they fled;
at the voice of thy thunder they hastened away.
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The mountains ascend, the valleys descend to the place which thou hast founded for them.
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Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over, to cover the earth.
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Thou hast sent the springs to the valleys, which run among the hills.
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They give drink to every beast of the field;
the wild asses quench their thirst.
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By them the fowls of the heaven have their habitation;
from among the hills they sing.
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He waters the hills from his chambers;
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
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He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herbs for the service of man, that he may bring forth food out of the earth,
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And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens man’s heart.
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The trees of the LORD are full of sap, the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted;
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There the birds make their nests;
as for the stork, her house is in the cypress.
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The high mountains are a refuge for the wild goats, and the rocks a refuge for the conies.
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¶ He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knows his going down.
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He makes darkness and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
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The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God.
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The sun rises;
they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
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Man goes forth to his work and to his labour until the evening.
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O LORD, how manifold are thy works!
In wisdom hast thou made them all;
the earth is full of thy riches.
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Behold this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, creatures both small and great.
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On it sail the ships;
there is that Leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
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These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them their food in due season.
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With what thou givest them they are filled;
thou openest thine hand, they are satisfied.
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Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled;
thou takest away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
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Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created, and thou renewest the face of the earth.
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¶ The glory of the LORD endures for ever;
the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
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He looks on the earth, and it trembles;
he rebukes the hills, and they smoke.
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I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
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Let my praise be acceptable to him;
I will be glad in the LORD.
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Let sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more.
Bless the LORD, O my soul.
Praise the LORD.