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1Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;

2sing the glory of his name;

give to him glorious praise!

3Say to God, “How terrible are thy deeds!

So great is thy power that thy enemies cringe before thee.

4All the earth worships thee;

they sing praises to thee,

sing praises to thy name.”   Selah

5Come and see what God has done:

he is terrible in his deeds among men.

6He turned the sea into dry land;

men passed through the river on foot.

There did we rejoice in him,

7who rules by his might for ever,

whose eyes keep watch on the nations—

let not the rebellious exalt themselves.   Selah

8Bless our God, O peoples,

let the sound of his praise be heard,

9who has kept us among the living,

and has not let our feet slip.

10For thou, O God, hast tested us;

thou hast tried us as silver is tried.

11Thou didst bring us into the net;

thou didst lay affliction on our loins;

12thou didst let men ride over our heads;

we went through fire and through water;

yet thou hast brought us forth to a spacious place.

13I will come into thy house with burnt offerings;

I will pay thee my vows,

14that which my lips uttered

and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.

15I will offer to thee burnt offerings of fatlings,

with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;

I will make an offering of bulls and goats.   Selah

16Come and hear, all you who fear God,

and I will tell what he has done for me.

17I cried aloud to him,

and he was extolled with my tongue.

18If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,

the Lord would not have listened.

19But truly God has listened;

he has given heed to the voice of my prayer.

20Blessed be God,

because he has not rejected my prayer

or removed his steadfast love from me!

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
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