To the director. A song. A melody.
66 Shout in triumph to God, all the earth.+
2 Sing praises* to his glorious name.
Make his praise glorious.+
3 Say to God: “How awe-inspiring your works are!+
Because of your great power,
Your enemies will cringe before you.+
4 All the earth will bow down to you;+
They will sing praises to you;
They will sing praises to your name.”+ (Selah)
5 Come and see the works of God.
His deeds toward the sons of men are awe-inspiring.+
6 He changed the sea into dry land;+
They crossed the river on foot.+
There we rejoiced in him.+
7 He rules forever+ by his might.
His eyes keep watch on the nations.+
Those who are stubborn should not exalt themselves.+ (Selah)
8 Praise our God, you peoples,+
And let the sound of his praise be heard.
9 He preserves us alive;*+
He does not allow our feet to stumble.*+
10 For you have examined us, O God;+
As silver is refined, so you have refined us.
11 You brought us into a hunting net;
You put a crushing burden upon us.*
12 You allowed mortal man to ride over us;*
We came through fire and through water;
Then you brought us to a place of relief.
13 I will come into your house with whole burnt offerings;+
I will pay my vows to you+
14 That my lips promised+
And my mouth spoke when I was in distress.
15 I will offer burnt offerings of fattened animals to you
With the smoke of sacrificial rams.
I will offer bulls along with male goats. (Selah)
16 Come and listen, all you who fear God,
And I will tell you what he has done for me.*+
17 I called to him with my mouth
And glorified him with my tongue.
18 If I had harbored anything hurtful in my heart,
Jehovah would not have heard me.+
19 But God did hear;+
He paid attention to my prayer.+
20 Praise to God, who did not reject my prayer
Or withhold his loyal love from me.