Psalm 66 (CSB)
For the choir director. A song. A psalm.
1 Let the whole earth shout joyfully to God!
2 Sing about the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.
3 Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are your works! Your enemies will cringe before you because of your great strength.
4 The whole earth will worship you and sing praise to you. They will sing praise to your name.” Selah
5 Come and see the wonders of God; his acts for humanity are awe-inspiring.
6 He turned the sea into dry land, and they crossed the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him.
7 He rules forever by his might; he keeps his eye on the nations. The rebellious should not exalt themselves. Selah
8 Bless our God, you peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard.
9 He keeps us alive and does not allow our feet to slip.
10 For you, God, tested us; you refined us as silver is refined.
11 You lured us into a trap; you placed burdens on our backs.
12 You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us out to abundance.
13 I will enter your house with burnt offerings; I will pay you my vows
14 that my lips promised and my mouth spoke during my distress.
15 I will offer you fattened sheep as burnt offerings, with the fragrant smoke of rams; I will sacrifice bulls with goats. Selah
16 Come and listen, all who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me.
17 I cried out to him with my mouth, and praise was on my tongue.
18 If I had been aware of malice in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
19 However, God has listened; he has paid attention to the sound of my prayer.
20 Blessed be God! He has not turned away my prayer or turned his faithful love from me.
- who saves the helpless and the weak
- the far and the lost
- the powerless and the downtrodden
- the slave and the oppressed
- the wicked and the sinful
- the blind and the deaf
- the mute and the dumb
But who Lord
- when I was oppose to your will
- when my every breath commit treason against your holiness
- when my every thought was dipped in wickedness and sin
- when my every heartbeat longed to be my own god
But who Lord
- saw me in my wickedness
- in my deceit
- in my folly
- in my stupidness
- in my ignorance
- in my sin
- and had the deepest affection for me.
Nothing stopped you
- you set your love on me
- you sent your Son after me
- you gave your Spirit to seal me
- your grace keeps me
- your mercy secures me
- your righteousness is mine.
There is none like you
- because you are the only God
- who saves.