O Lord my God, thou art very great!
Thou art clothed with honor and majesty,
who hast stretched out the heavens like a tent,
who makest the clouds thy chariot,
who ridest on the wings of the wind,
fire and flame thy ministers.
so that it should never be shaken.
the waters stood above the mountains.
at the sound of thy thunder they took to flight.
to the place which thou didst appoint for them.
so that they might not again cover the earth.
they flow between the hills,
the wild asses quench their thirst.
they sing among the branches.
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy work.
and plants for man to cultivate,*
that he may bring forth food from the earth,
oil to make his face shine,
and bread to strengthen man’s heart.
the cedars of Lebanon which he planted.
the stork has her home in the fir trees.
the rocks are a refuge for the badgers.
the sun knows its time for setting.
when all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
seeking their food from God.
and lie down in their dens.
and to his labor until the evening.
In wisdom hast thou made them all;
the earth is full of thy creatures.
which teems with things innumerable,
living things both small and great.
and Leviathan which thou didst form to sport in it.
to give them their food in due season.
when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good things.
when thou takest away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.
30 When thou sendest forth thy Spirit,s they are created;
and thou renewest the face of the ground.
may the Lord rejoice in his works,
who touches the mountains and they smoke!
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
for I rejoice in the Lord.
and let the wicked be no more!
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Praise the Lord!
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.