A song for the degrees. I lift up my eyes unto the mountains: whence shall come my help?
My help is from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
Ah Lord Eternal! behold, it is thou that hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and by thy outstretched arm; nothing is too wonderful for thee;
Before yet the mountains were brought forth, or thou hadst ever produced the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Woe unto him that contendeth with the one who formed hima potsherd among the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Oh come, let us prostrate ourselves and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will be glad and rejoice thereon.
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help suitable for him.
And God created man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
Dost thou not know? hast thou not heard? The God of everlasting is the Lord, is the Creator of the ends of the earth; he will not be faint and weary; unsearchable is his understanding.
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; because thereon he had rested from all his work which God had created in making it.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and they shall have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
That buildeth in the heavens his steps, and hath founded his vault over the earth; that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out over the face of the earth: The Lord is his name.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God was waving over the face of the waters.
For thou possessest my reins: thou hast covered me in my mothers womb.
I will thank thee therefore, that I am so fearfully and wonderfully made: wonderful are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.