1: Give praise to the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are robed with honour and power. 2: You are clothed with light as with a robe; stretching out the heavens like a curtain: 3: The arch of your house is based on the waters; you make the clouds your carriage; you go on the wings of the wind: 4: He makes winds his angels, and flames of fire his servants. 5: He has made the earth strong on its bases, so that it may not be moved for ever and ever; 6: Covering it with the sea as with a robe: the waters were high over the mountains; 7: At the voice of your word they went in flight; at the sound of your thunder they went away in fear; 8: The mountains came up and the valleys went down into the place which you had made ready for them. 9: You made a limit over which they might not go, so that the earth would never again be covered by them. 10: You sent the springs into the valleys; they are flowing between the hills. 11: They give drink to every beast of the field; the mountain asses come to them for water. 12: The birds of the air have their resting-places by them, and make their song among the branches. 13: He sends down rain from his store-houses on the hills: the earth is full of the fruit of his works. 14: He makes the grass come up for the cattle, and plants for the use of man; so that bread may come out of the earth; 15: And wine to make glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face shining, and bread giving strength to his heart. 16: The trees of the Lord are full of growth, the cedars of Lebanon of his planting; 17: Where the birds have their resting-places; as for the stork, the tall trees are her house. 18: The high hills are a safe place for the mountain goats, and the rocks for the small beasts. 19: He made the moon for a sign of the divisions of the year; teaching the sun the time of its going down. 20: When you make it dark, it is night, when all the beasts of the woods come quietly out of their secret places. 21: The young lions go thundering after their food; searching for their meat from God. 22: The sun comes up, and they come together, and go back to their secret places to take their rest. 23: Man goes out to his work, and to his business, till the evening. 24: O Lord, how great is the number of your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of the things you have made. 25: There is the great, wide sea, where there are living things, great and small, more than may be numbered. 26: There go the ships; there is that great beast, which you have made as a plaything. 27: All of them are waiting for you, to give them their food in its time. 28: They take what you give them; they are full of the good things which come from your open hand. 29: If your face is veiled, they are troubled; when you take away their breath, they come to an end, and go back to the dust. 30: If you send out your spirit, they are given life; you make new the face of the earth. 31: Let the glory of the Lord be for ever; let the Lord have joy in his works: 32: At whose look the earth is shaking; at whose touch the mountains send out smoke. 33: I will make songs to the Lord all my life; I will make melody to my God while I have my being. 34: Let my thoughts be sweet to him: I will be glad in the Lord. 35: Let sinners be cut off from the earth, and let all evil-doers come to an end. Give praise to the Lord, O my soul. Give praise to the Lord.