God’s Care for the Earth
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. A song.
1Praise is rightfully Yours, Or Praise is silence to You, or Praise awaits You
God, in Zion;
vows to You will be fulfilled. Ps 50:14; 116:18
2All humanity will come to You,
the One who hears prayer. Ps 86:9; Is 2:2-4; 66:23
3Iniquities overwhelm me;
only You can atone for Or can forgive, or can wipe out our rebellions. Ps 38:14; 40:12; 79:9
4How happy is the one You choose
and bring near to live in Your courts!
We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
the holiness of Your temple. Or house, Your holy temple Ps 27:4; 84:4
5You answer us in righteousness,
with awe-inspiring works,
God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the distant seas. Dt 10:21; 2Sm 7:23; Ps 46:8
6You establish the mountains by Your Some LXX mss, Vg; MT reads His power,
robed with strength. Ps 93:1; Am 4:13
7You silence the roar of the seas,
the roar of their waves,
and the tumult of the nations. Ps 107:29; Is 17:13; Mt 8:26
8Those who live far away are awed by Your signs;
You make east and west shout for joy. Ps 2:8; 139:9; Is 24:16
9You visit the earth and water it abundantly,
enriching it greatly.
God’s stream is filled with water,
for You prepare the earth Lit prepare it in this way,
providing people with grain. Ps 104:13; 147:8; Is 45:8
10You soften it with showers and bless its growth,
soaking its furrows and leveling its ridges. Dt 3:22; Ps 72:6; 147:8
11You crown the year with Your goodness;
Your ways overflow with plenty. Lit ways drip with fat Ps 104:28; 147:14
12The wilderness pastures overflow,
and the hills are robed with joy. Jb 38:26-27; Is 55:12; Jl 2:22
13The pastures are clothed with flocks
and the valleys covered with grain. Ps 72:16; 144:13; Is 30:23
They shout in triumph; indeed, they sing. Is 44:23