Psalm 66 T.S.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 Ye men on earth, in God rejoice, with praise set forth his Name: Exalt his might with heart and voice, give glory to the same.
2 How wonderful, O Lord, say ye, in all thy works thou art ! Thy foes for fear shall seek to thee, full sore against their heart.
3 All men that dwell the earth throughout shall praise the Name of God. The laud whereof the world about is showed and set abroad.
4 All folk come forth, behold and see what things the Lord hath wrought; Mark well the wondrous works that he for men to pass hath brought.
5 He laid the sea like heaps on high, therein a way they had On foot to pass, both fair and dry, whereof their hearts were glad.
6 His might doth rule the world alway, his eyes all things behold; And such as will him disobey, by him shall be controlled.
7 Ye people, give unto our God due laud and thanks always; With joyful voice declare abroad, and sing unto his praise.
8 Who doth endue our soul with life, and it preserve withal; He stays our feet, so that no strife can make us slip or fall.
9 The Lord doth prove our deeds with fire, whether they will abide, As workmen do when they desire to have their metals tried.
10 Although thou dost us suffer long in prison to be cast, And there with chains and fetters strong to lie in bondage fast;
The Second Part.
11 Although, I say, thou suffer men on us to ride and reign; Though we through fire and water run with very grief and pain;
12 Yet sure thou dost of thy good grace dispose it to the best, Bringing us out into a place to live in wealth and rest.
13 Unto thy house resort will I to offer and to pray; And there I will myself apply my vows to thee to pay:
14 The vows that with my mouth I spake in all my grief and smart, The vows, I say, which I did make in anguish of my heart.
15 Burnt off'rings I will give to thee of oxen fat, and rams, Yea, this my sacrifice shall be Of bullocks, goats, and lambs.
16 Come forth and hearken here full soon, all ye that fear the Lord; What he for my poor soul hath done to you I will record.
17 Full oft I call to mind his grace, his mouth to him doth cry; And thou, my tongue, make speedy pace to praise him joyfully.
18 But if I feel my heart within in wicked works rejoice, Or if I have delight in sin, God will not hear my voice.
19 But surely God my voice hath heard, and what I do require; My prayer also he doth regard, and granteth my desire.
20 All praise to him that hath not put nor cast me out of mind, Nor yet his mercy from me shut, which I do ever find.