Parallel
65
(A psalm by David and a song for the music leader.)
God Answers Prayer
1Our God, you deserve#65.1 deserve: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text. praise
in Zion, where we keep
our promises to you.
2Everyone will come to you
because you answer prayer.
3When our sins get us down,
you forgive us.
4You bless your chosen ones,
and you invite them
to live near you
in your temple.
We will enjoy your house,
the sacred temple.
5Our God, you save us,
and your fearsome deeds answer
our prayers for justice!
You give hope to people
everywhere on earth,
even those across the sea.
6You are strong,
and your mighty power
put the mountains in place.
7You silence the roaring waves
and the noisy shouts
of the nations.
8People far away marvel
at your fearsome deeds,
and all who live under the sun
celebrate and sing
because of you.
9You take care of the earth
and send rain to help the soil
grow all kinds of crops.
Your rivers never run dry,
and you prepare the earth
to produce abundant grain.
10You water all its fields
and level the lumpy ground.
You send showers of rain
to soften the soil
and help the plants sprout.
11Wherever your footsteps
touch the earth,
a rich harvest is gathered.
12Desert pastures blossom,
and mountains celebrate.
13Meadows are filled
with sheep and goats;
valleys overflow with grain
and echo with joyful songs.