Psalms 65

Psalm 651

For the music director; a psalm of David, a song.

65:1 Praise awaits you,2 O God, in Zion.

Vows made to you are fulfilled.

65:2 You hear prayers;3

all people approach you.4

65:3 Our record of sins overwhelms me,5

but you forgive6 our acts of rebellion.

65:4 How blessed7 is the one whom you choose,

and allow to live in your palace courts.8

May we be satisfied with the good things of your house –

your holy palace.9

65:5 You answer our prayers by performing awesome acts of deliverance,

O God, our savior.10

All the ends of the earth trust in you,11

as well as those living across the wide seas.12

65:6 You created the mountains by your power,13

and demonstrated your strength.14

65:7 You calm the raging seas15

and their roaring waves,

as well as the commotion made by the nations.16

65:8 Even those living in the most remote areas are awestruck by your acts;17

you cause those living in the east and west to praise you.18

65:9 You visit the earth and give it rain;19

you make it rich and fertile20

with overflowing streams full of water.21

You provide grain for them,22

for you prepare the earth to yield its crops.23

65:10 You saturate24 its furrows,

and soak25 its plowed ground.26

With rain showers you soften its soil,27

and make its crops grow.28

65:11 You crown the year with your good blessings,29

and you leave abundance in your wake.30

65:12 The pastures in the wilderness glisten with moisture,31

and the hills are clothed with joy.32

65:13 The meadows are clothed with sheep,

and the valleys are covered with grain.

They shout joyfully, yes, they sing.

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