To the Chief Musician. A Psalm. A Song.
1 Shout for joy unto God, all the earth!
2 Make music to the honor of His name; make His praise glorious.
3 Say unto God, How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power
Your enemies cower before You.
4 All the earth shall bow down before You and sing unto You, and make music unto Your name.
5 Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.
6 He has turned the sea into dry land; they went through the river on foot; there we
rejoiced in Him.
7 He rules by His power forever; His eyes keep watch over the nations; let not the rebels
lift themselves up and exalt. Selah.
8 O bless our God, you peoples, and make the voice of His praise to be heard;
9 who gives our souls life, and does not allow our feet to slip.
10 For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us, as silver is refined.
11 You have brought us into the net; You have laid affliction upon our loins.
12 You have allowed men to ride over our heads; we have gone through fire and through
water, but You have brought us out into plenty.
13 I will go into Your house with burnt offerings; I will make good to You my vows,
14 which my lips have uttered and my mouth has spoken when I was in distress.
15 I will offer to You burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer
bulls with goats. Selah.
16 Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my
17 I cried out unto Him with my mouth, and He was lifted up in praise with my tongue.
18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.
19 Surely God has heard; He has given attention to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed is God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me!