Psalm 66

How Awesome Are Your Deeds

To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.

1 1Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
2 sing the glory of his name; 2give to him glorious praise!
3 Say to God, 3"How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies 4come cringing to you.
4 5All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name." Selah
5 6Come and see what God has done: 7he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
6 He 8turned the sea into dry land; they 9passed through the river on foot. There did we rejoice in him,
7 who rules by his might forever, whose 10eyes keep watch on the nations-- let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
8 Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard,
9 who has kept our soul among the living and 11has not let our feet slip.
10 For you, O God, have 12tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.
11 You brought us into 13the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
12 you let men 14ride over our heads; we went through fire and through 15water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings; I will 16perform my vows to you,
14 that which my lips uttered and my mouth promised 17when I was in trouble.
15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fattened animals, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah
16 18Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
17 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was ona my tongue.b
18 If I had 19cherished iniquity in my heart, 20the Lord would not have listened.
19 But truly 21God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!