651O God, it is right for us to praise you in Zion
and keep our promises to you,
2because you answer prayers.
People everywhere will come to you
3on account of their sins.
Our faults defeat us,65.3 One ancient translation us; Hebrew me.
but you forgive them.
4Happy are those whom you choose,
whom you bring to live in your sanctuary.
We shall be satisfied with the good things of your house,
the blessings of your sacred Temple.
5You answer us by giving us victory
and you do wonderful things to save us.
People all over the world
and across the distant seas trust in you.
6You set the mountains in place by your strength,
showing your mighty power.
7You calm the roar of the seas
and the noise of the waves;
you calm the uproar of the peoples.
8The whole world stands in awe
of the great things that you have done.
Your deeds bring shouts of joy
from one end of the earth to the other.
9You show your care for the land by sending rain;
you make it rich and fertile.
You fill the streams with water;
you provide the earth with crops.
This is how you do it:
10you send abundant rain on the ploughed fields
and soak them with water;
you soften the soil with showers
and cause the young plants to grow.
11What a rich harvest your goodness provides!
Wherever you go there is plenty.
12The pastures are filled with flocks;
the hillsides are full of joy.
13The fields are covered with sheep;
the valleys are full of wheat.
Everything shouts and sings for joy.
661Praise God with shouts of joy, all people!
2Sing to the glory of his name;
offer him glorious praise!
3Say to God, “How wonderful are the things you do!
Your power is so great
that your enemies bow down in fear before you.
4Everyone on earth worships you;
they sing praises to you,
they sing praises to your name.”
5Come and see what God has done,
his wonderful acts for mankind.
He changed the sea into dry land;
our ancestors crossed the river on foot.
There we rejoiced because of what he did.
7He rules for ever by his might
and keeps his eyes on the nations.
Let no rebels rise against him.
8Praise our God, all nations;
let your praise be heard.
9He has kept us alive
and has not allowed us to fall.
10You have put us to the test, God;
as silver is purified by fire
so you have tested us.
11You let us fall into a trap
and placed heavy burdens on our backs.
12You let our enemies trample over us;
we went through fire and flood,
but now you have brought us to a place of safety.66.12 Some ancient translations safety; Hebrew overflowing.
13I will bring burnt offerings to your house;
I will offer you what I promised.
14I will give you what I said I would
when I was in trouble.
15I will offer sheep to be burnt on the altar;
I will sacrifice bulls and goats,
and the smoke will go up to the sky.
16Come and listen, all who honour God,
and I will tell you what he has done for me.
17I cried to him for help;
I praised him with songs.
18If I had ignored my sins,
the Lord would not have listened to me.
19But God has indeed heard me;
he has listened to my prayer.
20I praise God,
because he did not reject my prayer
or keep back his constant love from me.
671God, be merciful to us and bless us;
look on us with kindness,
2so that the whole world may know your will;
so that all nations may know your salvation.
3May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples praise you!
4May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
because you judge the peoples with justice
and guide every nation on earth.
5May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples praise you!
6The land has produced its harvest;
God, our God, has blessed us.
7God has blessed us;
may all people everywhere honour him.