(A song and a psalm for the music leader.)
Shout praises to God
1Tell everyone on this earth
to shout praises to God!
2Sing about his glorious name.
Honour him with praises.
3Say to God, “Everything you do
is fearsome,
and your mighty power makes
your enemies come crawling.
4You are worshipped by everyone!
We all sing praises to you.”
5Come and see the fearsome things
our God has done!
6 # Exod 14.21 Josh 3.14–17 When God made the sea dry up,
our people walked across,
and because of him,
we celebrated there.
7His mighty power rules for ever,
and nothing the nations do
can be hidden from him.
So don't turn against God.
8All you people,
come, praise our God!
Let his praises be heard.
9God protects us from death
and keeps us steady.
10Our God, you tested us,
just as silver is tested.
11You trapped us in a net
and gave us heavy burdens.
12You sent war chariots
to crush our skulls.
We travelled through fire
and through floods,
but you brought us
to a land of plenty.
13I will bring sacrifices
into your house, my God,
and I will do what I promised
14when I was in trouble.
15I will sacrifice my best sheep
and offer bulls and goats
on your altar.
16All who worship God,
come here and listen;
I will tell you everything
God has done for me.
17I prayed to the Lord,
and I praised him.
18If my thoughts had been sinful,
he would have refused
to hear me.
19But God did listen
and answered my prayer.
20Let's praise God!
He listened when I prayed,
and he is always kind.
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