For the leader. A psalm of David. A song.
1 It is seemly to praise you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.
2 O you who hear prayer,
unto you shall all flesh come.
3 Our sins are too mighty for us,
our transgressions you only can cover them.
4 Happy the person who you choose
to live beside you in your courts.
O may we be filled with the joys
of your house, of your holy temple.
5 In dread deeds you loyally answer us,
O God of our salvation,
whom all ends of the earth put their trust in,
and islands far away.
6 By your strength you establish the hills,
you are armed with might;
7 you still the roaring of seas,
and the turmoil of nations,
8 so that those who live at earth's bounds
are awed at your signs:
the lands of the sunrise and sunset
you make to ring with joy.
9 You visit and water the earth;
you greatly enrich her
with the river of God, which is full of water.
You prepare the corn thereof,
10 watering her furrows,
settling her ridges;
you make her soft with showers,
and bless what grows thereon.
11 You crown the year with your goodness,
your chariot-tracks drip with fatness.
12 The desert pastures are lush,
the hills greened with joy.
13 The meadows are clothed with flocks,
the valleys are covered with corn;
they shout to each other and sing.