Praise for God's Goodness to Israel
To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.
1Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
2sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
3Say to God, "How terrible are thy deeds!
So great is thy power that thy enemies cringe before thee.
4All the earth worships thee;
they sing praises to thee,
sing praises to thy name." Selah
5Come and see what God has done:
he is terrible in his deeds among men.
6He turned the sea into dry land;
men passed through the river on foot.
There did we rejoice in him,
7who rules by his might for ever,
whose eyes keep watch on the nations-
let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
8Bless our God, O peoples,
let the sound of his praise be heard,
9who has kept us among the living,
and has not let our feet slip.
10For thou, O God, hast tested us;
thou hast tried us as silver is tried.
11Thou didst bring us into the net;
thou didst lay affliction on our loins;
12thou didst let men ride over our heads;
we went through fire and through water;
yet thou hast brought us forth to a spacious place.a
13I will come into thy house with burnt offerings;
I will pay thee my vows,
14that which my lips uttered
and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
15I will offer to thee burnt offerings of fatlings,
with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;
I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah
16Come and hear, all you who fear God,
and I will tell what he has done for me.
17I cried aloud to him,
and he was extolled with my tongue.
18If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
19But truly God has listened;
he has given heed to the voice of my prayer.
20Blessed be God,
because he has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast love from me!