How varied are your works, Lord! In wisdom you have wrought them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
Look at the sea, great and wide! It teems with countless beings,
living things both large and small.
Here ships ply their course; here Leviathan, your creature, plays.
All of these look to you to give them food in due time.
When you give to them, they gather; when you open your hand, they are well filled.
When you hide your face, they are lost. When you take away their breath,
they perish and return to the dust from which they came.
When you send forth your breath, they are created and you renew the face of the earth.