1 {An exhortation to the earnest praising of God} O come, let us sing unto the LORD; let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and show ourself glad in him with psalms.
3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are all the corners of the earth; and the strength of the hills is his also. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands prepared the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and fall down, and kneel before the LORD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hands. 8 Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness, 9 when your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works. 10 Forty years long was I grieved with that generation, and said, "They ever err in their hearts, they verily have not known my ways." 11 Therefore I said unto them in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest.