Portions adapted by Julie Tennent from the 1650 Scottish Metrical Psalter
1All lands to God with joyful shouts, aloud your voices raise;
2Sing forth the honor of His name, and glorious make His praise.
3Say unto God, “How awesome are Your deeds, and great Your pow’r.
So great Your pow’r, Your enemies shall be constrained to bow.”
4All on the earth shall worship You, they shall Your praise proclaim;
In songs, they shall sing joyful praise unto Your holy name.
5Come, see the works that God has done in man’s behalf – come see.
How awesome is the Lord our God; most terrible is He.
6He turned the sea into dry land, and they a passage had;
Right through the waters, passed on foot; Rejoice in Him – be glad!
7He rules forever by His pow’r; His eyes the nations see:
Let not rebellious ones rise up against His majesty.
8Ye people, bless our God; aloud let voices speak His praise:
9He has preserved our lives, and kept our feet from sliding ways.
10For You refined and tried us, Lord, as men do silver try;
11Imprisoned us, and burdens gave upon our backs to lie;
12You let men ride o’er us, and made us fire and water face;
But in the end brought us into a most abundant place.
13I’ll bring burnt off’rings to Your house; to You my vows I’ll pay;
14Vows my lips uttered, my mouth spoke, when trouble on me lay.
15Burnt-sacrifices of fat rams with incense I will bring;
Of bullocks and of goats I will present an offering.
16Come hear, you who fear God; I’ll tell what He did for my soul;
17I with my mouth cried unto Him; my tongue did Him extol.
18If I hid sin within my heart, the Lord would not give ear;
19But surely God has heard my voice; and He my prayer did hear.
20O let the Lord, our gracious God, forever blessed be;
Who has not spurned my prayer, nor kept His love and grace from me.