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.