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Psalm 104. Benedic, anima mea.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twentieth Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. Bless the Lord, O my soul; *
    O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness! you are clothed with majesty and splendor.
  2. You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak *
    and spread out the heavens like a curtain.
  3. You lay the beams of your chambers in the waters above; *
    you make the clouds your chariot; you ride on the wings of the wind.
  4. You make the winds your messengers *
    and flames of fire your servants.
  5. You have set the earth upon its foundations, *
    so that it never shall move at any time.
  6. You covered it with the Deep as with a mantle; *
    the waters stood higher than the mountains.
  7. At your rebuke they fled; *
    at the voice of your thunder they hastened away.
  8. They went up into the hills and down to the valleys beneath, *
    to the places you had appointed for them.
  9. You set the limits that they should not pass; *
    they shall not again cover the earth.
  10. You send the springs into the valleys; *
    they flow between the mountains.
  11. All the beasts of the field drink their fill from them, *
    and the wild asses quench their thirst.
  12. Beside them the birds of the air make their nests *
    and sing among the branches.
  13. You water the mountains from your dwelling on high; *
    the earth is fully satisfied by the fruit of your works.
  14. You make grass grow for flocks and herds *
    and plants to serve mankind;
  15. That they may bring forth food from the earth, *
    and wine to gladden our hearts,
  16. Oil to make a cheerful countenance, *
    and bread to strengthen the heart.
  17. The trees of the Lord are full of sap, *
    the cedars of Lebanon which he planted,
  18. In which the birds build their nests, *
    and in whose tops the stork makes his dwelling.
  19. The high hills are a refuge for the mountain goats, *
    and the stony cliffs for the rock badgers.
  20. You appointed the moon to mark the seasons, *
    and the sun knows the time of its setting.
  21. You make darkness that it may be night, *
    in which all the beasts of the forest prowl.
  22. The lions roar after their prey *
    and seek their food from God.
  23. The sun rises, and they slip away *
    and lay themselves down in their dens.
  24. Man goes forth to his work *
    and to his labor until the evening.
  25. O Lord, how manifold are your works! *
    in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
  26. Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, *
    creatures both small and great.
  27. There move the ships, and there is that Leviathan, *
    which you have made for the sport of it.
  28. All of them look to you *
    to give them their food in due season.
  29. You give it to them; they gather it; *
    you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
  30. You hide your face, and they are terrified; *
    you take away their breath, and they die and return to their dust.
  31. You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
    and so you renew the face of the earth.
  32. May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; *
    may the Lord rejoice in all his works.
  33. He looks at the earth and it trembles; *
    he touches the mountains and they smoke.
  34. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *
    I will praise my God while I have my being.
  35. May these words of mine please him; *
    I will rejoice in the Lord.
  36. Let sinners be consumed out of the earth, *
    and the wicked be no more.
  37. Bless the Lord, O my soul. *
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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