Thou hast made the moon to measure the year
And taught to the sun where to set.
When thou makest darkness and it is night,
All the beasts of the forest come forth…
All of them look unexpectedly to thee
To give them their food at the proper time;
What thou givest them they gather up;
When doubt openest thy hand, they eat their fill.
When thou hidest thy face, and they are restless and troubled;
When thou takest away their breath, they fail
And they return to the dust from which they came;
But when thou breathest into them, they recover;
Thou givest new life to the earth.