And to you, people come to fulfill their vows.
All mortals ascend to you, oh Lord, who answers prayers.
Though our faults prevail over us, you forgive our sins.
Blessed is the one you choose and take to dwell in your courts;
In your house we are satisfied with all the good things that you provide.
By your power the mountains were formed;
And by your strenght the seas are calmed.
You lull their roaring waves and the turmoil of the nations.
You water the land and care for it,
Enriching it with natural resources.
The streams are filled with water;
People are provided with grain;
You soften the soil with showers and bless its crops.
You crown the year with your goodness;
Abundance flows everywhere.
The desserts have become pasture lands;
The hills are clothed with gladness,
The meadows covered with flocks,
The valleys decked with grain -
They shout and sing with joy.
- adapted from Psalm 65
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