A meditation upon the mighty power,
Psalms 104:1 Prayse þe Lord O my soule: O Lord my God, thou art become exceadynge glorious, thou art clothed with maiesty and honoure. Psalms 104:2 Thou deckest thy selfe with lyght, as it were with a garment, and spredest out the heauens lyke a curtayne. Psalms 104:3 Which layeth the beames of his chambers in the waters, & maketh the cloudes his charet, & walketh vpon the wynges of þe wynde. Psalms 104:4 He maketh his angels spretes, and his mynisters a flamynge fyre. Psalms 104:5 He layed the foundacyon of the earth, that it neuer shulde moue at eny tyme. Psalms 104:6 Thou coueredst it wt the depe lyke as wyth a garment: the waters stande in the hylles.
and wonderful providence of God.
Psalms 104:7 At thy rebuke they flye, at the voyce of thy thonder they are afrayed. Psalms 104:8 They go vp as hye as the hylles, and downe to the valleys beneth: euen vnto the place, which thou hast appoynted for them. Psalms 104:9 Thou hast set them their boundes, which they shall not passe: nether turne agayne to couer the earth. Psalms 104:10 He sendeth the springes into the ryuers, which runne among the hylles. Psalms 104:11 All beastes of þe felde dryncke therof: and the wylde asses quench theyr thyrste. Psalms 104:12 Besyde them shall the foules of þe ayre haue theyr habitacyon, & synge amonge the braunches. Psalms 104:13 He watreth the hylles from aboue, the earth is fylled wyth the frute of thy worckes. Psalms 104:14 He bryngeth forth grasse for the cattell, and grene herbe for the seruice of men: Psalms 104:15 that he maye brynge fode out of the earth: and wyne that maketh glad the herte of man, and oyle to make him a chearfull countenaunce, and bred to strength mans herte. Psalms 104:16 The trees of the Lord also are full of sappe, euen the Cedres of Libanus which he hath planted. Psalms 104:17 Wherin the byrdes make their nestes, and the fyrre trees are a dwellyng for the storcke. Psalms 104:18 The hye hilles are a refuge for the wilde goates, and so are the stony rockes for the conyes. Psalms 104:19 He appoynted the Moone for certayne seasons, and the Sunne knoweth hys goynge downe. Psalms 104:20 Thou makest darcknesse, that it maye be night, wherin all the beastes of the forest do moue. Psalms 104:21 The lyons roaring after their praye to seke theyr meate at God. Psalms 104:22 The sunne aryseth, and they get them awaye together, and lye them downe in their dennes. Psalms 104:23 Man goeth forth to his worcke, and to hys laboure vntyll the euenyng. Psalms 104:24 O Lorde, how manifolde are thy worckes? in wysdome hast þu made them all: the earth is full of thy ryches. Psalms 104:25 So is this greate and wyde see also, wherin are thynges crepynge innumerable, both small and greate beastes. Psalms 104:26 There go the shippes, and there is that Leuiathan, whom thou hast made, to take hys pastyme therin. Psalms 104:27 These wayte all vpon the, that thou mayest geue them meate in due season. Psalms 104:28 When thou geuest it them, they gather it: and when thou openest thyne hand, they are fylled with good. Psalms 104:29 When thou hydest thy face, they are troubled: whan thou takest awaye their breth, they dye, and are turned agayne to their dust. Psalms 104:30 When thou lettest thy breth goo forth, they shalbe mad, and thou shalt renue the face of the earth.
God's glory is eternal.
Psalms 104:31 The glorious maiesty of the Lord shall endure for euer, the Lorde shall reioyse in hys worckes. Psalms 104:32 The earth shall tremble at the loke of hym: yf he do but touch the hylles, they shall smoke.
The prophet voweth perpetually to praise God.
Psalms 104:33 I wyll synge vnto the Lorde as longe as I lyue, I will prayse my God whyle I haue my beynge. Psalms 104:34 And so shall my wordes please him: my ioye shalbe in the Lorde. Psalms 104:35 As for synners, they shalbe consumed out of the earth, and the vngodly shall come to an ende: prayse thou the Lorde, O my soule. Prayse the Lorde.