God’s Abundant Favor to Earth and Man.
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1 To You belongs silence [the submissive wonder of reverence], and [it bursts into] praise in Zion, O God;
And to You the vow shall be performed.
2 O You who hear prayer,
To You all mankind comes.
3 Wickedness and guilt prevail against me;
Yet as for our transgressions,
You forgive them [removing them from Your sight].
4 Blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near
To dwell in Your courts.
We will be filled with the goodness of Your house,
Your holy temple.
5 By awesome and wondrous things You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation,
You who are the trust and hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;
6 Who creates the mountains by His strength,
Being clothed with power,
7 Who stills the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples,
8 So they who dwell at the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs [the evidence of Your presence].
You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.
9 You visit the earth and make it overflow [with water];
You greatly enrich it;
The stream of God is full of water;
You provide their grain, when You have prepared the earth.
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
You smooth its ridges;
You soften it with showers,
You bless its growth.
11 You crown the year with Your bounty,
And Your paths overflow.
12 The pastures of the wilderness drip [with dew],
And the hills are encircled with joy.
13 The meadows are clothed with flocks
And the valleys are covered with grain;
They shout for joy and they sing.