New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition
Thanksgiving for Earth’s Bounty
To the leader. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1 Praise is due to you,
O God, in Zion,
and to you shall vows be performed,(A)
2 O you who answer prayer!
To you all flesh shall come.(B)
3 When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us,
you forgive our transgressions.(C)
4 Happy are those whom you choose and bring near
to live in your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
your holy temple.(D)
5 By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance,
O God of our salvation;
you are the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas.(E)
6 By your[a] strength you established the mountains;
you are girded with might.(F)
7 You silence the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
the tumult of the peoples.(G)
8 Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs;
you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.
9 You visit the earth and water it;
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide the people with grain,
for so you have prepared it.(H)
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.
11 You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with richness.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow;
the hills gird themselves with joy;(I)
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks;
the valleys deck themselves with grain;
they shout and sing together for joy.(J)
Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
To the leader. A Song. A Psalm.
1 Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;(K)
2 sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise.(L)
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you.(M)
4 All the earth worships you;
they sing praises to you,
sing praises to your name.” Selah(N)
5 Come and see what God has done:
he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.(O)
6 He turned the sea into dry land;
they passed through the river on foot.
There we rejoiced in him,(P)
7 who rules by his might forever,
whose eyes keep watch on the nations—
let the rebellious not exalt themselves. Selah(Q)
8 Bless our God, O peoples;
let the sound of his praise be heard,(R)
9 who has kept us among the living
and has not let our feet slip.(S)
10 For you, O God, have tested us;
you have tried us as silver is tried.(T)
11 You brought us into the net;
you laid burdens on our backs;(U)
12 you let people ride over our heads;
we went through fire and through water;
yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.[b](V)
13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings;
I will pay you my vows,(W)
14 those that my lips uttered
and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.(X)
15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fatted calves,
with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;
I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah(Y)
16 Come and hear, all you who fear God,
and I will tell what he has done for me.(Z)
17 I cried aloud to him,
and he was extolled with my tongue.
18 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.(AA)
19 But truly God has listened;
he has heard the words of my prayer.(AB)
20 Blessed be God,
who has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast love from me.(AC)
The Nations Called to Praise God
To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.
1 May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, Selah(AD)
2 that your way may be known upon earth,
your saving power among all nations.(AE)
3 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.