Psalm 66:1-Psalm 67:1 - Praise For God's Mighty Acts
1 Shout praise to God all the earth! 2 Sing praise about the glory of his name. Make his praise glorious. 3 Say to God: "How awesome are your works! Because of your great strength your enemies cringe before you." 4 The whole earth worships you. They sing praise to you. They sing praise to your name. Interlude
5 Come and see the awesome works of God on behalf of human beings: 6 He turned the sea into dry land. Israel crossed the river on foot; let us rejoice in him. 7 He rules by his power forever, his eyes watching over the nations. Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Interlude 8 Bless our God, people, and let the sound of his praise be heard. 9 He gives us life and does not permit our feet to slip.
10 For you, God, tested us, to purify us like fine silver. 11 You have led us into a trap and set burdens on our backs. 12 You caused men to ride over us. You brought us through fire and water, but you led us to abundance.
13 I will come to your house with burnt offerings. I will fulfill my vows to you 14 that my lips uttered and that my mouth spoke when I was in trouble. 15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fat, along with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams. I will offer bulls along with goats. Interlude
16 Come and listen, all of you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me. 17 I called aloud to him and praised him with my tongue. 18 Were I to cherish iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not listen to me. 19 Surely God has heard, and he paid attention to my prayers. 20 Blessed be God, who did not turn away my prayers nor his gracious love from me. To the Director of music: Accompanied by stringed instruments. A Psalm. A song.
1 May God show us favor and bless us; may he truly show us his favor. Interlude