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Psalms 66

For the director of music. A song. A psalm.

1 Shout with joy to God, all the earth!

2 Sing the glory of his name;
     make his praise glorious!
3 Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds!
     So great is your power
     that your enemies cringe before you.
4 All the earth bows down to you;
     they sing praise to you,
     they sing praise to your name."
5 Come and see what God has done,
     how awesome his works in man's behalf!
6 He turned the sea into dry land,
     they passed through the waters on foot--
     come, let us rejoice in him.
7 He rules forever by his power,
     his eyes watch the nations--
     let not the rebellious rise up against him.
8 Praise our God, O peoples,
     let the sound of his praise be heard;
9 he has preserved our lives
     and kept our feet from slipping.
10 For you, O God, tested us;
     you refined us like silver.
11 You brought us into prison
     and laid burdens on our backs.
12 You let men ride over our heads;
     we went through fire and water,
     but you brought us to a place of abundance.
13 I will come to your temple with burnt offerings
     and fulfill my vows to you--
14 vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke
     when I was in trouble.
15 I will sacrifice fat animals to you
     and an offering of rams;
     I will offer bulls and goats.
16 Come and listen, all you who fear God;
     let me tell you what he has done for me.
17 I cried out to him with my mouth;
     his praise was on my tongue.
18 If I had cherished sin in my heart,
     the Lord would not have listened;
19 but God has surely listened
     and heard my voice in prayer.
20 Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!