1For the leader. A song. A psalm:
Shout to God, all the earth!
2Sing the glory of his name,
make his praise glorious.
3Tell God, “How awesome are your deeds!
At your great power, your enemies cringe.
4All the earth bows down to you,
sings praises to you, sings praises to your name.” (Selah)
5Come and see what God has done,
his awesome dealings with humankind.
6He turned the sea into dry land.
They passed through the river on foot;
there we rejoiced in him.
7With his power he rules forever;
his eyes keep watch on the nations.
Let no rebel arise to challenge him. (Selah)
8Bless our God, you peoples!
Let the sound of his praise be heard!
9He preserves our lives
and keeps our feet from stumbling.
10For you, God, have tested us,
refined us as silver is refined.
11You brought us into the net
and bound our bodies fast.
12You made men ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water.
But you brought us out
to a place of plenty.
13I will come into your house with burnt offerings,
I will fulfill my vows to you,
14those my lips pronounced and my mouth spoke
when I was in distress.
15I will offer you burnt offerings of fattened animals,
along with the sweet smoke of rams;
I will offer bulls and goats. (Selah)
16Come and listen, all you who fear God,
and I will tell what he has done for me.
17I cried out to him with my mouth,
his praise was on my tongue.
18Had I cherished evil thoughts,
Adonai would not have listened.
19But in fact, God did listen;
he paid attention to my prayer.
20Blessed be God, who did not reject my prayer
or turn his grace away from me.