For the music leader. A psalm of David. A song.
1God of Zion, to you even silence is praise.
Promises made to you are kept—
2you listen to prayer—
and all living things come to you.
3When wrongdoings become too much for me,
you forgive our sins.
4How happy is the one you choose to bring close,
the one who lives in your courtyards!
We are filled full by the goodness of your house,
by the holiness of your temple.
5In righteousness you answer us,
by your awesome deeds,
God of our salvation—
you, who are the security
of all the far edges of the earth,
even the distant seas.
6You establish the mountains by your strength;
you are dressed in raw power.
7You calm the roaring seas;
calm the roaring waves,
calm the noise of the nations.
8Those who dwell on the far edges
stand in awe of your acts.
You make the gateways
of morning and evening sing for joy.
9You visit the earth and make it abundant,
enriching it greatly
by God’s stream, full of water.
You provide people with grain
because that is what you’ve decided.
10Drenching the earth’s furrows,
leveling its ridges,
you soften it with rain showers;
you bless its growth.
11You crown the year with your goodness;
your paths overflow with rich food.
12Even the desert pastures drip with it,
and the hills are dressed in pure joy.
13The meadowlands are covered with flocks,
the valleys decked out in grain—
they shout for joy;
they break out in song!