Psalm 66

Give a ringing cheer to God all the earth;

    sing the glory of God's name;

    give to God glorious praise.

Say to God, "How awe-inspiring are your deeds!

    because of the magnitude of your strength, your enemies come cringing before you.

All the earth prostrates itself before you;

    they sing praises to you,

    they sing praises to your name."  Selah

Come see see the deeds of God:

    God is awe-inspiring in deeds toward humankind.

God turned the sea into dry land;

    Israel passed through the river on foot.

There we rejoiced in God,

    who rules by might forever,

whose eyes keep watch on the nations--

    let not the rebellious exalt themselves.  Selah

Bless our God, o peoples,

    loudly sound the praise of God,

who has kept us among the living,

    and has not allowed our feet to slip.

For you, God, have tested us;

    you have refined us as silver is refined.

You brought us into the net;

    you have laid distress on our loins;

you let people ride over our heads;

    we went through fire and water;

yet you have brought us out into freedom.

I will enter your house with burnt offerings;

    I will pay you my vows,

which my lips uttered,

    and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.

I will offer to you burnt offerings of fatlings,

    with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;

I will make an offering of cattle and goats.  Selah.

Come and hear, all you who fear God,

    and I will recount to you what God has done for me.

I cried to God with my mouth,

    and he was extolled with my tongue.

If I had cherished evil in my heart,

    the Lord would not have heard me.

But God truly has heard;

    God has paid attention to the voice of my prayer.

Blessed be God, because God has not rejected my prayer

    or removed God's loyalty from me.