Wild Huckleberry, Mt. Hood National Forest, source: “me”, Wikimedia.
Black pearl, author: Brocken Inaglory, Wikimedia.
New King James Version
Let All Things Praise the Lord
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Song of Solomon,
10 My beloved spake, and said unto me,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
11 For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;
12 the flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
13 the fig tree putteth forth her green figs,
and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
24 O Lord, how manifold are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all.
The earth is full of Your possessions—
25 This great and wide sea,
In which are innumerable teeming things,
Living things both small and great.
26 There the ships sail about;
There is that Leviathan
Which You have made to play there.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Hummingbird on flying. Golden-tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone) in NE Venezuela by Marcia14
Be of good cheer, dearest friend,
When we trust in Christ,
our afflictions all will end.
His promise is ever true,
and meant for me and you,
Our God Who cannot lie
will deliver us in His time!