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Psalm 104. Benedic, anima mea.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twentieth Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. PRAISE the Lord, O my soul: *
    O Lord my God, thou art become exceeding glorious; thou art clothed with majesty and honour.
  2. Thou deckest thyself with light as it were with a garment, *
    and spreadest out the heavens like a curtain.
  3. Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters, *
    and maketh the clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the wind.
  4. He maketh his angels winds, *
    and his ministers a flaming fire.
  5. He laid the foundations of the earth, *
    that it never should move at any time.
  6. Thou coveredst it with the deep like as with a garment; *
    the waters stand above the hills.
  7. At thy rebuke they flee; *
    at the voice of thy thunder they haste away.
  8. They go up as high as the hills, and down to the valleys beneath; *
    even unto the place which thou hast appointed for them.
  9. Thou hast set them their bounds, which they shall not pass, *
    neither turn again to cover the earth.
  10. He sendeth the springs into the rivers, *
    which run among the hills.
  11. All beasts of the field drink thereof, *
    and the wild asses quench their thirst.
  12. Beside them shall the fowls of the air have their habitation, *
    and sing among the branches.
  13. He watereth the hills from above; *
    the earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.
  14. He bringeth forth grass for the cattle, *
    and green herb for the service of men;
  15. That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man; *
    and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen man's heart.
  16. The trees of the Lord also are full of sap; *
    even the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted;
  17. Wherein the birds make their nests; *
    and the fir-trees are a dwelling for the stork.
  18. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; *
    and so are the stony rocks for the conies.
  19. He appointed the moon for certain seasons, *
    and the sun knoweth his going down.
  20. Thou makest darkness that it may be night; *
    wherein all the beasts of the forest do move.
  21. The lions, roaring after their prey, *
    do seek their meat from God.
  22. The sun ariseth, and they get them away together, *
    and lay them down in their dens.
  23. Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour, *
    until the evening.
  24. O Lord, how manifold are thy works! *
    in wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches.
  25. So is the great and wide sea also; *
    wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
  26. There go the ships, and there is that leviathan, *
    whom thou hast made to take his pastime therein.
  27. These wait all upon thee, *
    that thou mayest give them meat in due season.
  28. When thou givest it them, they gather it; *
    and when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.
  29. When thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: *
    when thou takest away their breath, they die, and are turned again to their dust.
  30. When thou lettest thy breath go forth, they shall be made; *
    and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
  31. The glorious majesty of the Lord shall endure for ever; *
    the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
  32. The earth shall tremble at the look of him; *
    if he do but touch the hills, they shall smoke.
  33. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; *
    I will praise my God while I have my being.
  34. And so shall my words please him: *
    my joy shall be in the Lord.
  35. As for sinners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, *
    and the ungodly shall come to an end.
  36. Praise thou the Lord, O my soul. *
    Praise the Lord.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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