as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions1 from us.
As a father has compassion2 on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,3 he remembers that we are dust.415
As for man, his days are like grass,5 he flourishes like a flower6 of the field;
the wind blows7 over it and it is gone, and its place8 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 children9--
with those who keep his covenant10 and remember11 to obey his precepts.1219
The LORD has established his throne13 in heaven, and his kingdom rules14 over all.
Praise the LORD,15 you his angels,16 you mighty ones17 who do his bidding,18 who obey his word.
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts,19 you his servants20 who do his will.
Praise the LORD, all his works21 everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, O my soul.22