To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm.
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Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
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Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
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Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works!
through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
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All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee;
they shall sing to thy name.
Selah.
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Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
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He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
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He ruleth by his power for ever;
his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves.
Selah.
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O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
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Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
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For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
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Thou broughtest us into the net;
thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
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Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads;
we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
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I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,
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Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.
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I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams;
I will offer bullocks with goats.
Selah.
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Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
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I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
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If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
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But verily God hath heard me;
he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
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Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.