THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 66 ©
The prophet exhorts everyone to the praising of God for His wonderful works, especially for the deliverances of His church out of all manner of troubles wherewith He tries them; therewithal setting before us by his example and experience a pattern of praying and thanksgiving aright.
To the 1chief Musician, A 2Song or Psalm.
MAKE a joyful noise unto God, all ye 3lands:
Sing forth the honour of his name: 4make his praise glorious.
Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the 5greatness of thy power shall thine enemies 6submit themselves unto thee.
7All the earth 8shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. 9Selah.
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
Hea turned the 10sea into dry land: they went through theb11flood on foot: there did 12we rejoice in him.
He ruleth by his power for ever; hisc eyes 13behold the nations: let 14not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
O 15bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
Which holdeth our 16soul in life, and suffereth not 17our feet to be moved.
For thou, O God, hast 18proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
Thou broughtest us into the 19net; thou laidst 20affliction upon our loins.
Thou hast caused men to ride over our 21heads; we went through 22fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a 23wealthy place.
I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,
Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.
I will offer unto thee burnt 24sacrifices of fatlings, with the 25incense of rams; I will 26offer 27bullocks with goats. Selah.
Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled 28with my tongue.
If I regard 29iniquity in my heart, the Lord will 30not hear me:
But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
31Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.