Psalm 66

1 O shout with joy to God, all the earth:
    sing to the honour of his name, and give him glory as his praise.
2 Say to God 'How fearful are your works:
    because of your great might your enemies shall cower before you.'
3 All the earth shall worship you:
    and sing to you, and sing praises to your name.
4 Come then and see what God has done:
    how terrible are his dealings with the children of Adam.
5 He turned the sea into dry land, they crossed the river on foot:
    then were we joyful because of him.
6 By his power he rules for ever, his eyes keep watch on the nations:
    and rebels shall never rise against him.
7 O bless our God, you peoples:
    and cause his praises to resound,
8 Who has held our souls in life:
    who has not suffered our feet to slip.
9 For you have proved us, O God:
    you have tried us as silver is tried.
10 You brought us into the net:
    you laid sharp torment on our loins.
11 You let our enemies ride over our heads, we went through fire and water:
    but you brought us out into a place of liberty.
12 I will come into your house with burnt-offerings:
    and I will pay you my vows,
13 The vows that opened my lips:
    that my mouth uttered when I was in trouble.
14 I will offer you burnt-offerings of fattened beasts, with the sweet smoke of rams:
    I will sacrifice a bull and the flesh of goats.
15 Come then and hear, all you that fear God:
    and I will tell what he has done for me.
16 I called to him with my mouth:
    and his praise was on my tongue.
17 If I had cherished wickedness in my heart:
    the Lord would not have heard me.
18 But God has heard me:
    he has heeded the voice of my prayer.
19 Praise be to God:
    who has not turned back my prayer, or his steadfast love from me.