wine1 that gladdens the heart of man, oil2 to make his face shine, and bread that sustains3 his heart.
The trees of the LORD 4 are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon5 that he planted.
There the birds6 make their nests; the stork has its home in the pine trees.
The high mountains belong to the wild goats;7 the crags are a refuge for the coneys.a819
The moon marks off the seasons,9 and the sun10 knows when to go down.
You bring darkness,11 it becomes night,12 and all the beasts of the forest13 prowl.
The lions roar for their prey14 and seek their food from God.1522
The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.1623
Then man goes out to his work,17 to his labor until evening.1824
How many are your works,19 O LORD! In wisdom you made20 them all; the earth is full of your creatures.2125
There is the sea,22 vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-- living things both large and small.23