Then people go out to do their work and keep working until evening.
Lord, you have made so many things! How wisely you made them all! The earth is filled with your creatures.
There is the ocean, large and wide, where countless creatures live, large and small alike.
The ships sail on it, and in it plays Leviathan, 1 that sea monster which you made. a27
All of them depend on you to give them food when they need it.
You give it to them, and they eat it; you provide food, and they are satisfied.
When you turn away, they are afraid; when you take away your breath, they die and go back to the dust from which they came.
But when you give them breath, b they are created; you give new life to the earth.
May the glory of the Lord last forever! May the Lord be happy with what he has made!
He looks at the earth, and it trembles; he touches the mountains, and they pour out smoke.
I will sing to the Lord all my life; as long as I live I will sing praises to my God.