Old Testament

Psalm 66
Psalm 66
How Awesome Are Your Deeds!
For the choir director. A song. A psalm.
Introduction: The Praise of the World
1Shout praise to God, all the earth!
2Make music to the glory of his name!
Make his praise glorious!
3Say to God, “How awesome[] are your deeds!”
Because of your great power your enemies must cower before you.
4All the earth bows down to you.
They make music to you.
They make music to your name. Interlude
God's Awesome Deeds Deliver His People
5Come and see the works of God.
How awesome are his deeds for all people!
6He turned the sea into dry land.
They crossed through the river on foot.
Let us rejoice in him there.
7He rules by his power forever.
His eyes watch the nations.
Do not let the rebellious rise up against him. Interlude
8Bless our God, you peoples.
Let the sound of his praise be heard.
9He is the one who has preserved our lives.
He did not let our feet slip.
10Indeed, you tested us, God.
You refined us as silver is refined.
11You led us into a trap.
You laid a burden on our backs.
12You let men ride over our heads.
We went through fire and through water,
but you brought us out to a well-watered place.
His People's Praise
13I will come to your house with whole burnt offerings.
I will fulfill my vows to you,
14which my lips uttered,
which my mouth spoke during my trouble.
15I will offer fat animals to you as whole burnt offerings,
along with the smoke from rams.
I will offer cattle with goats. Interlude
16Come, listen, all you who fear God,
and let me tell what he has done to save my life.
17To him I cried out with my mouth.
High praise was on my tongue.
18If I had contemplated evil in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened,
19but God has surely listened.
He has paid attention to the sound of my prayer.
20Blessed be God, who has not turned aside my prayer
or turned aside his mercy from me!