Give praise to the LORD,1 call on his name;2 make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing of him,3 sing his praises;4 tell of all his wonderful acts.53
Glory in his holy name;6 let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face7 always.
Remember the wonders8 he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,96
you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,10 his chosen11 ones, the children of Jacob.
He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
He remembers his covenant12 forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
the covenant he made with Abraham,13 the oath he swore to Isaac.
He confirmed it14 to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:1511
"To you I will give the land of Canaan16 as the portion you will inherit."1712
When they were but few in number,18 few indeed, and strangers in it,1913
they wandered from nation to nation,20 from one kingdom to another.
He allowed no one to oppress21 them; for their sake he rebuked kings:2215
"Do not touch23 my anointed ones; do my prophets24 no harm."
He called down famine25 on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;
and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a slave.2618
They bruised his feet with shackles,27 his neck was put in irons,
till what he foretold28 came to pass, till the word29 of the LORD proved him true.
The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.3021
He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed,
to instruct his princes31 as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.3223
Then Israel entered Egypt;33 Jacob resided34 as a foreigner in the land of Ham.3524
The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous36 for their foes,
whose hearts he turned37 to hate his people, to conspire38 against his servants.
He sent Moses39 his servant, and Aaron,40 whom he had chosen.4127
They performed42 his signs43 among them, his wonders44 in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness45 and made the land dark-- for had they not rebelled against46 his words?
He turned their waters into blood,47 causing their fish to die.4830
Their land teemed with frogs,49 which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
He spoke,50 and there came swarms of flies,51 and gnats52 throughout their country.
He turned their rain into hail,53 with lightning throughout their land;
he struck down their vines54 and fig trees55 and shattered the trees of their country.
He spoke,56 and the locusts came,57 grasshoppers58 without number;5935
they ate up every green thing in their land, ate up the produce of their soil.
Then he struck down all the firstborn60 in their land, the firstfruits of all their manhood.
He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold,61 and from among their tribes no one faltered.
Egypt was glad when they left, because dread of Israel62 had fallen on them.
He spread out a cloud63 as a covering, and a fire to give light at night.6440
They asked,65 and he brought them quail;66 he fed them well with the bread of heaven.6741
He opened the rock,68 and water gushed out; it flowed like a river in the desert.
For he remembered his holy promise69 given to his servant Abraham.
He brought out his people with rejoicing,70 his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
he gave them the lands of the nations,71 and they fell heir to what others had toiled72 for--
that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws.73 Praise the LORD.a74