The Works and Word of God
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
2Day unto day uttereth speech,
and night unto night showeth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.
4 # Rom 10.18. Their line is gone out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6His going forth is from the end of the heaven,
and his circuit unto the ends of it:
and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7The law of the Lord is perfect,
converting the soul:
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple.
8The statutes of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart:
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes.
9The fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring for ever:
the judgments of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.
10More to be desired are they than gold,
yea, than much fine gold:
sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11Moreover by them is thy servant warned:
and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me:
then shall I be upright,
and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.