Psalm 65

1    Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion;  

to you that answer prayer shall vows be paid.

2    To you shall all flesh come to confess their sins;  

when our misdeeds prevail against us,

    you will purge them away.

3    Happy are they whom you choose

    and draw to your courts to dwell there.  

We shall be satisfied with the blessings of your house,

    even of your holy temple.

4  With wonders you will answer us in your righteousness,

    O God of our salvation,  

O hope of all the ends of the earth

    and of the farthest seas.

5    In your strength you set fast the mountains  

and are girded about with might.

6    You still the raging of the seas,  

the roaring of their waves

    and the clamour of the peoples.

7    Those who dwell at the ends of the earth

    tremble at your marvels;  

the gates of the morning and evening sing your praise.

8    You visit the earth and water it;  

you make it very plenteous.

9    The river of God is full of water;  

you prepare grain for your people,

    for so you provide for the earth.

10  You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges;  

you soften the ground with showers and bless its increase.

11  You crown the year with your goodness,  

and your paths overflow with plenty.

12  May the pastures of the wilderness flow with goodness  

and the hills be girded with joy.

13  May the meadows be clothed with flocks of sheep  

and the valleys stand so thick with corn

    that they shall laugh and sing.


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