¶ Praise the LORD O my soul: O LORD my God, thou art become exceedingly glorious, thou art clothed with majesty and honour. Thou deckest thyself with light, as it were with a garment, thou spreadest out the heaven like a curtain. Thou boltest it above with waters, thou makest the clouds thy chariot, and goest upon the wings of the wind. Thou makest thine angels spirits, and thy ministers flames of fire. Thou hast laid the earth upon her foundation, that it never moveth at any time. Thou coveredst it with the deep like as with a garment, so that the waters stond above the hills. But at thy rebuke they flee, at the voice of thy thunder they are afraid. (Then are the hills seen aloft, and the valleys beneath in their place which thou hast appointed for them) Thou hast set them their bounds, which they may not pass, that they turn not again to cover the earth.
¶ Thou causest the wells to spring up among the valleys, and the waters to run among the hills. That all the beasts of the field may have drink, and that the wild asses may quench their thirst. Above upon the hills have the fowls of the air their habitation, and sing among the branches. Thou waterest the hills from above, the earth is filled with the fruits of thy works. Thou bringest forth grass for the cattle, and green herbs for the service of men. Thou bringest food out of the earth: wine to make glad the heart of man, oil to make him a cheerful countenance and bread to strengthen man's heart. The trees of the LORD are full of sap, even the trees of Lebanus which he hath planted. There make the birds their nests, and the fir hills are a dwelling for the stork. The hills are a refuge for the wild goats, and so are the stony rocks for the conies.
¶ Thou hast appointed the Moon for certain seasons, the sun knoweth his going down. Thou makest darkness, that it may be night, wherein all the beasts of the forest do move. Yea the young lions which roar after their prey, and seek their meat at God. But when the sun ariseth, they get them away together, and lie them down in their dens. Then goeth forth man to his work, and to till his land until the evening. O LORD, how manifold are thy works, right wisely hast thou made them all: yea the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide sea also, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships over, and there is that Leviathan, whom thou hast made, to take his pastime therein. They wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them meat in due season. When thou givest it them, they gather it: when thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. But when thou hidest thy face, they are sorrowful: if thou takest away their breath, they die, and are turned again to their dust. Again, when thou lettest thy breath go forth, they are made, and so thou renewest the face of the earth.
¶ The glorious majesty of the LORD endureth for ever, and the LORD rejoiceth in his works. The earth trembleth at the look of him, he doth but touch the hills and they smoke. I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live, I will praise my God while I have my being. O that my words might please him, for my joy is in the LORD. As for the sinners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end: but praise thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise the everlasting.