1 «To the chief Musician, A Psalm [and] Song of David.»You daily give new opportunities to your Church to praise you.Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall allNot only the Jews but also the Gentiles in the kingdom of Christ.flesh come.
3 IniquitiesHe imputes it to his sins and to the sins of the people that God who was accustomed to afflict them withdraws his help from them.prevail against me: [as for] our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
4 Blessed is he, whom thou chusest and causest to come to thee: he shall dwell in thy courtes, and we shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thine House, euen of thine holy Temple.
5 [By] terrible things in righteousness wilt thouYou will declare yourself to be the preserver of your Church in destroying your enemies, as you did in the Red Sea.answer us, O God of our salvation; [who art] the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off [upon] theAs of all barbarous nations, and far off.sea:
6 He stablisheth the mountaines by his power: and is girded about with strength.
7 Which stilleth theHe shows that there is no part or creature in the world which is not governed by God's power and providence.noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
8 They also, that dwell in the vttermost parts of the earth, shalbe afraide of thy signes: thou shalt make the East and the West to reioyce.
9 ThouThat is, with rain.visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with theThat is, Shiloh or the rain.river of God, [which] is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided forYou have appointed the earth to bring forth food to man's use.it.
10 ThouBy this description he shows that all the order of nature is a testimony of God's love toward us, who causes all creatures to serve our need.waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
11 Thou crownest ye yeere with thy goodnesse, and thy steppes droppe fatnesse.
12 They drop vpon the pastures of the wildernesse: and the hils shalbe compassed with gladnes.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy,That is, the dumb creatures will not only rejoice for a time for God's benefits, but will continually sing.they also sing.