My soul, praise the LORD! LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with glory and honor. You wear light like a robe. You spread out the skies like a curtain. You built your home above them. You use the thick clouds like a chariot and ride across the sky on the wings of the wind. You make the winds your messengers and flames of fire your servants. You built the earth on its foundations, so it can never be moved. You covered it with water like a blanket. The water covered even the mountains. But you gave the command, and the water turned back. You shouted at the water, and it rushed away. The water flowed down from the mountains into the valleys, to the places you made for it. You set the limits for the seas, and the water will never again rise to cover the earth. Lord, you cause water to flow from springs into the streams that flow down between the mountains. The streams provide water for all the wild animals. Even the wild donkeys come there to drink. Wild birds come to live by the pools; they sing in the branches of nearby trees. You send rain down on the mountains. The earth gets everything it needs from what you have made. You make the grass grow to feed the animals. You provide plants for the crops we grow—the plants that give us food from the earth. You give us the wine that makes us happy, the oil that makes our skin soft, and the food that makes us strong. The great cedar trees of Lebanon belong to the LORD. He planted them and gives them the water they need. That’s where the birds make their nests, and the storks live in the fir trees. The high mountains are a home for wild goats. The large rocks are hiding places for rock badgers. Lord, you made the moon to show us when the festivals begin. And the sun always knows when to set. You made darkness to be the night— the time when wild animals come out and roam around. Lions roar as they attack, as if they are asking God for the food he gives them. When the sun rises, they leave and go back to their dens to rest. Then people go out to do their work, and they work until evening. LORD, you created so many things! With your wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of the living things you made.