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(A song and a psalm for the music leader.)

Shout Praises to God

66 Tell everyone on this earth
    to shout praises to God!
    Sing about his glorious name.
    Honor him with praises.
Say to God, “Everything you do
    is fearsome,
    and your mighty power makes
    your enemies come crawling.
You are worshiped by everyone!
    We all sing praises to you.”

Come and see the fearsome things
    our God has done!
When God made the sea dry up,
    our people walked across,
    and because of him,
    we celebrated there.
His mighty power rules forever,
    and nothing the nations do
can be hidden from him.
    So don’t turn against God.

All of you people,
come praise our God!
    Let his praises be heard.
God protects us from death
    and keeps us steady.

10 Our God, you tested us,
    just as silver is tested.
11     You trapped us in a net
    and gave us heavy burdens.
12 You sent war chariots
    to crush our skulls.
We traveled through fire
    and through floods,
    but you brought us
    to a land of plenty.

13 I will bring sacrifices
    into your house, my God,
and I will do what I promised
14     when I was in trouble.
15 I will sacrifice my best sheep
    and offer bulls and goats
    on your altar.

16 All who worship God,
    come here and listen;
    I will tell you everything
    God has done for me.
17 I prayed to the Lord,
    and I praised him.
18 If my thoughts had been sinful,
    he would have refused
    to hear me.
19 But God did listen
    and answered my prayer.
20 Let’s praise God!
He listened when I prayed,
    and he is always kind.