Psalm 65

1 You are to be praised, O God, in Zion:
    to you shall vows be paid, you that answer prayer.
2 To you shall all flesh come to confess their sins:
    when our misdeeds prevail against us, you will purge them away.
3 Blessed are those whom you choose and take to yourself to dwell within your courts:
    we shall be filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.
4 You will answer us in your righteousness with terrible deeds, O God our saviour:
    you that are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the distant seas;
5 Who by your strength made fast the mountains:
    you that are girded with power;
6 Who stilled the raging of the seas, the roaring of the waves:
    and the tumult of the peoples.
7 Those who dwell at the ends of the earth are afraid at your wonders:
    the dawn and the evening sing your praises.
8 You tend the earth and water it:
    you make it rich and fertile.
9 The river of God is full of water:
    and so providing for the earth, you provide grain for us all.
10 You drench its furrows, you level the ridges between:
    you soften it with showers and bless its early growth.
11 You crown the year with your goodness:
    and the tracks where you have passed drip with fatness.
12 The pastures of the wilderness run over:
    and the hills are girded with joy.
13 The meadows are clothed with sheep:
    and the valleys stand so thick with corn, they shout for joy and sing.