To the Chief Musician. A Psalm and Song of David
1 Silence is praise to You, O God, in Zion; and unto You is a vow performed.
2 To You who hears prayer, all flesh comes.
3 Perverse speech has prevailed against me; as for our transgressions, You shall atone
4 Blessed is the one whom You choose, and cause to draw near You. He shall dwell in
Your courts; we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, of Your holy temple.
5 By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation; You
who are the hope of all the ends of the earth and the sea, of those far away.
6 The mountains are established by Your strength, girded with might,
7 who stills the noise of the sea, the roar of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples.
8 And those who dwell in the remotest regions are afraid of Your signs; You make the
goings forth of the morning and evening rejoice.
9 You visit the earth and water it; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water;
You provide their grain, for in this way You have prepared it.
10 You water its furrows with water; You deepen its ridges; You make it soft with
showers; You bless the sprouting of it.
11 You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your trenches drip with fertility.
12 They trickle on the pastures of the wilderness; and the little hills are girded with
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with grain;
they shout for joy and sing.