sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
you have tried us as silver is tried.
...yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
There did we rejoice in him,
who rules by his might forever,
whose eyes keep watch on the nations—
let not the rebellious exalt themselves.
Come and hear, all you who fear God,
and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.
Bless our God, O peoples;
let the sound of his praise be heard,
who has kept our soul among the living
and has not let our feet slip.
I will come into your house with burnt offerings;
I will perform my vows to you,
that which my lips uttered
and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
But truly God has listened;
he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God,
because he has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast love from me!
(excerpts of Psalm 66)