PSALM 104
Benedic, anima mea.

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 minis- | -ters 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 re- | -buke 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 ap•pointed for them.

9 Thou hast set them their bounds, which they | shall not pass,

* neither turn a- | -gain 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 Leban- | -on 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 a- | -way together,

* and lay them | down in their dens.

23 Man goeth forth to his work, and | to his labour,

* un- | -til 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 a- | -gain 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 en- | -dure for ever;

* the LORD shall re- | -joice 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.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.