THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 104 ©
The prophet, stirring up himself to the praising of God, makes an excellent account of the mighty power, majesty and wisdom of the Lord, manifestly appearing as in the creating as well in the governing and constant maintaining of all things, vowing that he will praise the same while he lives and imprecating the unthankfulness of the wicked.
BLESS thea LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
1Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: whob stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Who layeth the 2beams of his chambers 3in the waters: 4who maketh the clouds his chariot: 5whoc walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Whod6maketh his angels 7spirits; his ministers 8a flaming fire:
Who 9laide the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
Thou 10coveredst it 11with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
12At thy rebuke they fled; 13at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
They go up by the 14mountains; they go down by the valleys 15unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
Thou hast set a bound that 16they may not pass over; that 17they turn not again to cover the earth.
He sendeth the 18springs into the valleys, which 19run among the hills.
They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses 20quench their thirst.
By them shall 21the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
He 22watereth the hills 23from his chambers: the 24earth is satisfied 25with the fruit of thy works.
He causeth 26the grass to grow for the cattle, and 27herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth 28food out of the earth;
And 29wine that maketh 30glad the heart of man, and 31oil to make his face to shine, and 32bread which 33strengtheneth man’s heart.
34The trees of the LORD 35are full of sap; 36the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
Where 37the birds make their nests: as for the 38stork, 39the fir trees are her house.
The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and 40the rocks 41for the conies.f
He appointed the moon 42for seasons: the sun 43knoweth his going down.
Thou 44makest darkness, and it is night: 45wherein all the beasts of the forest 46do creep forth.
47Theg young lions 48roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
The sun ariseth, they 49gather themselves together, and lay them down in their 50dens.
Man goeth forth unto his work and to his 51labour until the evening.
O LORD, 52how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of 53thy riches.
So is this great and 54wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
There go the ships: there is that 55leviathan,hwhom thou hast made 56to play therein.
57These waiti all upon thee; that thou mayest give them 58their meat 59in due season.
That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with 60good.
Thouj61hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou 62takest away their 63breath, 64they die, and return 65to their dust.
Thou sendest forth 66thy spirit, they are created: and 67thou renewest the face of the earth.
The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD 68shall rejoice in his works.
He looketh on the earth, and it 69trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they 70smoke.
Ik will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
71My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
Let 72the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. 73Praise ye the LORD.