The skies display his craftsmanship.
night after night they make him known.
their voice is never heard.*
and their words to all the world.
God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
and follows its course to the other end.
Nothing can hide from its heat.
reviving the soul.
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear,
giving insight for living.
The laws of the Lord are true;
each one is fair.
even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
even honey dripping from the comb.
a great reward for those who obey them.
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
and innocent of great sin.
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.