For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love1 for those who fear him;212
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions3 from us.
As a father has compassion4 on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,5 he remembers that we are dust.615
As for man, his days are like grass,7 he flourishes like a flower8 of the field;
the wind blows9 over it and it is gone, and its place10 remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children11--
with those who keep his covenant12 and remember13 to obey his precepts.1419
The LORD has established his throne15 in heaven, and his kingdom rules16 over all.
Praise the LORD,17 you his angels,18 you mighty ones19 who do his bidding,20 who obey his word.
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts,21 you his servants22 who do his will.