“To the choirmaster leader, a psalm of David.
The heavens are telling the glory of God.
The firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech.
Night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech.
There are no words.
Their voice is not heard.
Yet their voice goes out through all the earth.
Their words go to the end of the world.”
Once again, Psalm 19 is a simple choral psalm of David, without any explicit setting. The Assyrians and Babylonians were interested in the heavenly bodies and often considered some of them gods. There was a natural preoccupation with the heavens and creation. The heavens proclaim the glory and handiwork of God. Day talks to day and night talks to night, but no words are exchanged. You never hear a voice or a sound. However, the voice and words of day and night go throughout the world to the ends of the earth. The heavens and the sky speak to us even if they do not have a voice or words.