I love thee, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock,
and my fortress,
and my deliverer,
my God, my rock,
in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation,
I call upon the LORD,
who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
The cords of death encompassed me,
the torrents of perdition assailed me;
the cords of Sheol entangled me,
the snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called upon the LORD;
to my God I cried for help.
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry to him reached his ears.
Then the earth reeled and rocked;
the foundations also of the mountains
trembled and quaked,
because he was angry.
Smoke went up from his nostrils,
and devouring fire from his mouth;
glowing coals flamed forth from him.
He bowed the heavens, and came down;
thick darkness was under his feet.
He rode on a cherub, and flew;
he came swiftly upon the wings of the wind.
He made darkness his covering around him,
his canopy thick clouds dark with water.
Out of the brightness before him there
broke through his clouds hailstones
and coals of fire.
The LORD also thundered in the heavens,
and the Most High uttered his voice,
hailstones and coals of fire.
And he sent out his arrows,
and scattered them;
he flashed forth lightnings,
and routed them.
Then the channels of the sea were seen,
and the foundations of the world were laid bare,
at thy rebuke, O LORD,
at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
He reached from on high,
he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
He delivered me from my strong enemy,
and from those who hated me;
for they were too mighty for me.
They came upon me in the day of my calamity;
but the LORD was my stay.
He brought me forth into a broad place;
he delivered me,
because he delighted in me.
The LORD rewarded me
according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands
he recompensed me.
At that time Jesus said,
I praise You, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
that You have hidden these things from the wise
and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
((Such Majesty of the Heavens-they declare ...))
1- The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2- Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
3- There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
4- Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5- which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6- It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.