1 Be joyful in God, all you lands; * sing the glory of God’s Name; sing the glory of God’s praise. 2 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! * because of your great strength your enemies cringe before you. 3 All the earth bows down before you, * sings to you, sings out your Name.” 4 Come now and see the works of God, * how wonderful God’s actions toward all people. 5 God turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot, * and there we rejoiced in God. 6 In might God rules for ever and keeps watch over the nations; * let no rebel rise up against God. 7 Bless our God, you peoples; * make the voice of praise to be heard. 8 God holds our souls in life, * and will not allow our feet to slip. 9 For you, O God, have proved us; * you have tried us just as silver is tried. 10 You brought us into the snare; * you laid heavy burdens upon our backs. 11 You let enemies ride over our heads; we went through fire and water; * but you brought us out into a place of refreshment.
12 I will enter your house with burnt-offerings and will pay you my vows, * which I promised with my lips and spoke with my mouth when I was in trouble. 13 I will offer you sacrifices of fat beasts with the smoke of rams; * I will give you oxen and goats. 14 Come and listen, all you who fear God, * and I will tell you what God has done for me. 15 I cried out with my mouth, * and God’s praise was on my tongue. 16 If I had found evil in my heart, * the Lord would not have heard me; 17 But in truth God has heard me * and attended to the voice of my prayer. 18 Blessed be God, who has not rejected my prayer, * nor withheld steadfast love from me.