1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
2 Sing the glory of his name; ¶ make his praise glorious.
3 Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power ¶ that your enemies cringe before you.
4 All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, ¶ they sing the praises of your name." [^1]
5 Come and see what God has done, ¶ his awesome deeds for mankind!
6 He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot — ¶ come, let us rejoice in him.
7 He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations — ¶ let not the rebellious rise up against him.
8 Praise our God, all peoples, ¶ let the sound of his praise be heard;
9 he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.
10 For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.
11 You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.
12 You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, ¶ but you brought us to a place of abundance.
13 I will come to your temple with burnt offerings ¶ and fulfill my vows to you —
14 vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.
15 I will sacrifice fat animals to you and an offering of rams; ¶ I will offer bulls and goats.
16 Come and hear, all you who fear God; ¶ let me tell you what he has done for me.
17 I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.
18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
19 but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.
20 Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer ¶ or withheld his love from me!