1 “To the chief musician, a song or psalm.” Shout joyfully unto God, all ye lands:
2 Sing forth the glory of his name; make glorious his praise.
3 Say unto God, How fear-inspiring is every one of thy works! through the greatness of thy strength will thy enemies yield feigned obedience unto thee.
4 All the lands shall bow themselves down unto thee, and shall sing praises unto thee; they shall sing praises to thy name. Selah.
5 Come and see the deeds of God: fear-inspiring is his doing toward the children of men.
6 He changed the sea into dry land: through the river they went on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
7 He ruleth by his might for ever; his eyes look upon the nations: the rebellious—these shall not be exalted. Selah.
8 Bless, O ye people, our God, and cause the voice of his praise to be heard:
9 Who hath appointed our soul to life, and hath not suffered our foot to slip.
10 For thou hast proved us, O God: thou hast refined us, as silver is refined.
11 Thou hast brought us into the net; thou hast placed fetters upon our loins.
12 Thou hast caused men to ride on our head: we entered into fire and into water; but thou broughtest us out to [the enjoyment] of overflowing plenty. a
13 I will enter thy house with burnt-offerings: I will pay unto thee my vows,
14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in distress.
15 Burnt-offerings of fatlings will I offer up unto thee, with the incense of rams; I will prepare steers with he-goats. Selah.
16 Come, hear, and I will relate, all ye that fear God, what he hath done for my soul.
17 Unto him I cried with my mouth, and a song of extolling was on my tongue.
18 If I had looked on wickedness with my heart, the Lord would not have heard;
19 But verily God hath heard; he hath listened to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed be God, who hath not removed my prayer [from him], nor his kindness from me.