Everything I am will praise and bless the Lord!
O Lord, my God, your greatness takes my breath away,
overwhelming me by your majesty, beauty, and splendor!
You wrap yourself with a shimmering, glistening light.
You wear sunshine like a garment of glory.
You stretch out the starry skies like a tapestry.
You build your balconies with light beams
and ride as King in a chariot you made from clouds.
You fly upon the wings of the wind.
You make your messengers into winds of the Spirit
and all your ministers become flames of fire.
You, our Creator, formed the earth,
and you hold it all together so it will never fall apart.
You poured the ocean depths over the planet,
submerging mountains beneath.
Yet at the sound of your thunder-shout
the waters all fled away, filling the deep with seas.
The mountains rose and valleys sank
to the levels you decreed for them.
Then you set a boundary line for the seas
and commanded them not to trespass.
You sent springs cascading through the valleys,
flowing freely between the mountains and hills.
From your kindness you send the rain to water the mountains
from the upper rooms of your palace.
Your goodness brings forth fruit for all to enjoy.
You made the moon to mark the months
and the sun to measure the days.
You turn off the light and it becomes night,
and all the beasts of the forest come out to prowl.
O Lord, what an amazing variety of all you have created!
Wild and wonderful is this world you have made,
while wisdom was there at your side.
This world is full of so many creatures, yet each belongs to you!
And then there is the sea! So vast! So wide and deep—
swarming with countless forms of sea life, both small and great.
And look! There are the massive whales
bounding upon the waves.
May God’s glorious splendor endure forever!
May the Lord take joy and pleasure in all that he has made.
(from Psalm 104, TPT)