Psalm 19

Found In: Preserving Creation

Tags: Birkat HaChammah: Blessing of the Sun

Ritual Component

For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God, the sky proclaims His handiwork;

Day to day makes utterance, night to night speaks out.

There is no utterance, there are no words, whose sound goes unheard.

Their voice carries throughout the earth, their words to the end of the world.

He placed in them a tent for the sun, who is like a groom coming forth from
the chamber, like a hero, eager to run his course.

His rising-place is at one end heaven, and his circuit reaches the other;
nothing escapes his heat.

The teaching of the Lord is perfect, renewing life; the decrees of the Lord are
enduring, making the simple wise;

The precepts of the Lord are just, rejoicing the heart; the instruction of the
Lord is lucid, making the eyes light up.

The fear of the Lord is pure, abiding forever; the judgments of the Lord are true,
righteous altogether;

More desirable than gold, than much fine gold; sweeter than honey,
than drippings of the comb.

Your servant pays them heed; in obeying them there is much reward.

Who can be aware of errors? Clear me from unperceived guilt,

and from willful sins keep Your servant;
let them not dominate me; then shall I be blameless and clear of great offense.

Let the words of my mouth and the prayer of my heart be acceptable to You,
O Lord, my rock and redeemer.