Psalm 107: Reflect and observe

You redeemed us from the hand of confinement, from the lands of our scattering.
  We wandered the wildness, hungry and thirsty, our souls faint within us.
    We cried to You from our distress and You delivered us from our troubles,
      leading us by a straight way til we came to an inhabited city.
We give thanks to You for Your compassion… for Your awe-filled works…
    for You satisfy the longing soul and fill the one who hungers.

Those that sit in night, in the shadow of death, bound in affliction and iron,
  who rebel against Your words, condemning the council of the most high…
You humbled their hearts with travail, they stumbled and there was none to help.
   They cried to You in their trouble and You saved them from their distress,
     bringing them from their gloom, from the edge of destruction,
      breaking their bonds asunder.
We give thanks to You for Your mercy and praise Your compassionate acts.

For You shattered the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron, 
   crazed from their transgressions, afflicted from their iniquities, 
     all food their soul abhorred. They drew near the gates of demise.
       They cried to You in their trouble and You saved them from their distress.
          You sent Your word and healed them, delivering them from the grave.
We give thanks to You for Your mercy and praise Your compassionate acts.


They that go down to the sea in ships, that labor in the depths,
    there they see Your works and wonders.
  The stormy wind raised, hoisted up the waves.
   They lifted to the heavens and descended to the depths.
     Their souls melted from their troubles, reeling to and fro,
        staggering like a drunken one, all their wisdom, swallowed up.
      They cried to You in their trouble and You brought them out from their distress.
       You quieted the storm and stilled the waves, leading them to their desired haven.
We give thanks to You for Your mercy and praise Your compassionate acts.

You turned a wilderness into a pool of water, a dry land into one flowing with springs.

  You caused the hungry to dwell there and established a populous city.
    They sowed fields and planted vineyards, which yielded rich, lush fruits.
      You blessed them and they greatly expanded, their cattle increasing as well.
      You removed the needy from affliction, made the families like flocks.

Whoever is wise shall observe these things…
  shall reflect upon Your mercies and give thanks for You compassionate acts.