Psalm 65 ©

David praises God, first because of the spiritual gifts which He pours out upon His church in Christ, in Whom, as God’s true temple, the prayers are heard, their sins forgiven and all His graces richly communicated and then for the temporal blessings likewise and the mercies and benefits which He imparts unto mankind in general, both by governing the world and by the abundance of bodily necessities.


To the 1chief Musician, A Psalm and 2Song of David.


PRAISE 3waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall 4the vow be performed.


O 5thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall 6all flesh come.


7Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt 8purge them away.


Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy 9courts: we shall be 10satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy 11holy temple.


By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou 12answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the 13confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:


Which by his strength set-teth fast the mountains; being girded with power:


Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.


They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the 14outgoingsa of the morning and evening to rejoice.


Thou 15visitest the earth, 16and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the 17river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest 18them corn, when thou hast so provided for 19it.


Thou 20waterest the 21ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it 22soft with 23showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.


Thou 24crownest the year with thy 25goodness; and thy 26paths 27drop fatness.


They drop upon the 28pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills 29rejoice on every side.


The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.