To the director: A song of praise.
1Everything on earth, shout with joy to God!
2Praise his glorious name!
Honor him with songs of praise!
3Tell God, “Your works are wonderful!
Your great power makes your enemies bow down in fear before you.
4Let the whole world worship you.
Let everyone sing praises to your name.” Selah
5Look at what God has done!
These things amaze us.
6He changed the sea to dry land,#66:6 changed the sea to dry land This was with Moses at the Red Sea. See Ex. 14.
and his people went across the water#66:6 water Literally, “river.” Although this word is not used for the Jordan River elsewhere, some think this line may refer to the later crossing there. See Josh. 3:14-17. on foot.
So let’s celebrate because of what he has done!
7He rules the world with his great power.
He watches people everywhere.
No one can rebel against him. Selah
8People, praise our God.
Sing loud songs of praise to him.
9He continues to give us life,
and he keeps us from falling.
10God, you have tested us, as people test silver with fire.
11You let us be trapped.
You put heavy burdens on us.
12You let our enemies run over us.
We went through fire and water,
but you brought us to a safe place.
13-14So I bring sacrifices to your Temple.
When I was in trouble, I asked for help
and made promises to you.
Now I am giving you what I promised.
15I bring my best sheep as burnt offerings.
I offer the smoke from them up to you.
I give you sacrifices of bulls and goats. Selah
16All you people who worship God,
come and I will tell you what he has done for me.
17-18I cried out to him for help,
and I praised him.
If I had been hiding sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened to me.
19But God did listen to me;
he heard my prayer.
He did not turn away from me—he listened to my prayer.
He continues to show his love to me!