Praise for God’s Mighty Acts
For the choir director. A song. A psalm.
1Shout joyfully to God, all the earth! # Ps 98:4; 100:1
2Sing about the glory of His name;
make His praise glorious. # 1Ch 16:29; Ps 48:10
3Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are Your works!
Your enemies will cringe before You
because of Your great strength. # Ps 18:44; 47:2; 145:6
4All the earth will worship You
and sing praise to You.
They will sing praise to Your name.” # Ps 72:11; Is 66:23; Zph 2:11Selah
5Come and see the wonders of God; # Ps 46:8
His acts for humanity are awe-inspiring.
6He turned the sea into dry land,
and they crossed the river on foot. # Ex 14:21; Ps 106:9
There we rejoiced in Him. # Ex 15:1-21
7He rules forever by His might;
He keeps His eye on the nations. # Ps 14:2; 33:13-14; Pr 15:3
The rebellious should not exalt themselves. # Ps 140:8Selah
8Praise our God, you peoples;
let the sound of His praise be heard. # Ps 98:4
9He keeps us alive # Lit He sets our soul in life
and does not allow our feet to slip. # Ps 94:18; 121:3
10For You, God, tested us;
You refined us as silver is refined. # Jb 23:10; Ps 17:3; Is 48:10
11You lured us into a trap;
You placed burdens on our backs. # Lm 1:13; Ezk 12:13; 17:20
12You let men ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water,
but You brought us out to abundance. # Or a place of satisfaction # Ps 18:19; Is 43:2
13I will enter Your house with burnt offerings;
I will pay You my vows # Ps 22:25; 116:14; Ec 5:4
14that my lips promised
and my mouth spoke during my distress. # Ps 18:6
15I will offer You fattened sheep as burnt offerings,
with the fragrant smoke of rams;
I will sacrifice oxen with goats. # Nm 6:14; Ps 51:19Selah
16Come and listen, all who fear God,
and I will tell what He has done for me. # Ps 9:1; 34:11; 71:15,24
17I cried out to Him with my mouth,
and praise was on my tongue. # Ps 35:28
18If I had been aware of malice in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened. # Jb 36:21; Jn 9:31
19However, God has listened;
He has paid attention to the sound of my prayer. # Ps 116:1-2
20May God be praised!
He has not turned away my prayer
or turned His faithful love from me. # Ps 22:24; 68:35