Psalm 66

1 Praise God with shouts of joy, all people!
2 Sing to the glory of his name; offer him glorious praise!
3 Say to God, "How wonderful are the things you do! Your power is so great that your enemies bow down in fear before you.
4 Everyone on earth worships you; they sing praises to you, they sing praises to your name."
5 Come and see what God has done, his wonderful acts among people.
6 He changed the sea into dry land; 1 our ancestors crossed the river on foot. There we rejoiced because of what he did.
7 He rules forever by his might and keeps his eyes on the nations. Let no rebels rise against him.
8 Praise our God, all nations; let your praise be heard.
9 He has kept us alive and has not allowed us to fall.
10 You have put us to the test, God; as silver is purified by fire, so you have tested us.
11 You let us fall into a trap and placed heavy burdens on our backs.
12 You let our enemies trample us; we went through fire and flood, but now you have brought us to a place of safety.
13 I will bring burnt offerings to your house; I will offer you what I promised.
14 I will give you what I said I would when I was in trouble.
15 I will offer sheep to be burned on the altar; I will sacrifice bulls and goats, and the smoke will go up to the sky.
16 Come and listen, all who honor God, and I will tell you what he has done for me.
17 I cried to him for help; I praised him with songs.
18 If I had ignored my sins, the Lord would not have listened to me.
19 But God has indeed heard me; he has listened to my prayer.
20 I praise God, because he did not reject my prayer or keep back his constant love from me.