A meditation upon the mighty power,
Psalms 104:1 My soule, prayse thou the Lord: O Lord my God, thou art exceeding great, thou art clothed with glorie and honour. Psalms 104:2 Which couereth himselfe with light as with a garment, and spreadeth the heauens like a curtaine. Psalms 104:3 Which layeth the beames of his chambers in the waters, and maketh the cloudes his chariot, and walketh vpon the wings of the winde. Psalms 104:4 Which maketh his spirits his messengers, and a flaming fire his ministers. Psalms 104:5 He set the earth vpon her foundations, so that it shall neuer moue. Psalms 104:6 Thou coueredst it with the deepe as with a garment: the waters woulde stand aboue the mountaines.
and wonderful providence of God.
Psalms 104:7 But at thy rebuke they flee: at the voyce of thy thunder they haste away. Psalms 104:8 And the mountaines ascend, and the valleis descend to the place which thou hast established for them. Psalms 104:9 But thou hast set them a bounde, which they shall not passe: they shall not returne to couer the earth. Psalms 104:10 He sendeth the springs into the valleis, which runne betweene the mountaines. Psalms 104:11 They shall giue drinke to all the beasts of the fielde, and the wilde asses shall quench their thirst. Psalms 104:12 By these springs shall the foules of the heauen dwell, and sing among the branches. Psalms 104:13 He watereth the mountaines from his chambers, and the earth is filled with the fruite of thy workes. Psalms 104:14 He causeth grasse to growe for the cattell, and herbe for the vse of man, that he may bring forth bread out of the earth, Psalms 104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oyle to make the face to shine, and bread that strengtheneth mans heart. Psalms 104:16 The high trees are satisfied, euen the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted, Psalms 104:17 That ye birdes may make their nestes there: the storke dwelleth in the firre trees. Psalms 104:18 The high mountaines are for the goates: the rockes are a refuge for the conies. Psalms 104:19 He appoynted the moone for certaine seasons: the sunne knoweth his going downe. Psalms 104:20 Thou makest darkenesse, and it is night, wherein all the beastes of the forest creepe forth. Psalms 104:21 The lions roare after their praye, and seeke their meate at God. Psalms 104:22 When the sunne riseth, they retire, and couche in their dennes. Psalms 104:23 Then goeth man forth to his worke, and to his labour vntill the euening. Psalms 104:24 O Lord, howe manifolde are thy workes! in wisdome hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. Psalms 104:25 So is this sea great and wide: for therein are things creeping innumerable, both small beastes and great. Psalms 104:26 There goe the shippes, yea, that Liuiathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. Psalms 104:27 All these waite vpon thee, that thou maiest giue them foode in due season. Psalms 104:28 Thou giuest it to them, and they gather it: thou openest thine hand, and they are filled with good things. Psalms 104:29 But if thou hide thy face, they are troubled: if thou take away their breath, they dye and returne to their dust. Psalms 104:30 Againe if thou send forth thy spirit, they are created, and thou renuest the face of the earth.
God's glory is eternal.
Psalms 104:31 Glory be to the Lord for euer: let the Lord reioyce in his workes. Psalms 104:32 He looketh on the earth and it trembleth: he toucheth the mountaines, and they smoke.
The prophet voweth perpetually to praise God.
Psalms 104:33 I will sing vnto the Lord all my life: I will prayse my God, while I liue. Psalms 104:34 Let my wordes be acceptable vnto him: I will reioyce in the Lord. Psalms 104:35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and the wicked till there be no more: O my soule, prayse thou the Lord. Prayse ye the Lord.