^1Give thanks to God, call on his name;
to men his deeds make known.
^2Sing ye to him, sing psalms; proclaim
his wondrous works each one.
^3See that ye in his holy name
to glory do accord;
And let the heart of ev'ry one
rejoice that seeks the Lord.
^4The Lord Almighty, and his strength,
with stedfast hearts seek ye:
His blessed and his gracious face
seek ye continually.
^5Think on the works that he hath done,
which admiration breed;
His wonders, and the judgments all
which from his mouth proceed;
^6O ye that are of Abr'ham's race,
his servant well approv'n;
And ye that Jacob's children are,
whom he chose for his own.
^7Because he, and he only, is
the mighty Lord our God;
And his most righteous judgments are
in all the earth abroad.
^8His cov'nant he remember'd hath,
that it may ever stand:
To thousand generations
the word he did command.
^9Which covenant he firmly made
with faithful Abraham,
And unto Isaac, by his oath,
he did renew the same:
^10And unto Jacob, for a law,
he made it firm and sure,
A covenant to Israel,
which ever should endure.
^11He said, I'll give Canaan's land
for heritage to you;
^12While they were strangers there, and few,
in number very few:
^13While yet they went from land to land
without a sure abode;
And while through sundry kingdoms they
did wander far abroad;
^14Yet, notwithstanding suffer'd he
no man to do them wrong:
Yea, for their sakes, he did reprove
kings, who were great and strong.
^15Thus did he say, Touch ye not those
that mine anointed be,
Nor do the prophets any harm
that do pertain to me.
^16He call'd for famine on the land,
he brake the staff of bread:
^17But yet he sent a man before,
by whom they should be fed;
Ev'n Joseph, whom unnat'rally
sell for a slave did they;
^18Whose feet with fetters they did hurt,
and he in irons lay;
^19Until the time that his word came
to give him liberty;
The word and purpose of the Lord
did him in prison try.
^20Then sent the king, and did command
that he enlarg'd should be:
He that the people's ruler was
did send to set him free.
^21A lord to rule his family
he rais'd him, as most fit;
To him of all that he possess'd
he did the charge commit:
^22That he might at his pleasure bind
the princes of the land;
And he might teach his senators
wisdom to understand.
^23The people then of Israel
down into Egypt came;
And Jacob also sojourned
within the land of Ham.
^24And he did greatly by his pow'r
increase his people there;
And stronger than their enemies
they by his blessing were.
^25Their heart he turned to envy
his folk maliciously,
With those that his own servants were
to deal in subtilty.
^26His servant Moses he did send,
Aaron his chosen one.
^27By these his signs and wonders great
in Ham's land were made known.
^28Darkness he sent, and made it dark;
his word they did obey.
^29He turn'd their waters into blood,
and he their fish did slay.
^30The land in plenty brought forth frogs
in chambers of their kings.
^31His word all sorts of flies and lice
in all their borders brings.
^32He hail for rain, and flaming fire
into their land he sent:
^33And he their vines and fig-trees smote:
trees of their coasts he rent.
^34He spake, and caterpillars came,
locusts did much abound;
^35Which in their land all herbs consum'd,
and all fruits of their ground.
^36He smote all first-born in their land,
chief of their strength each one.
^37With gold and silver brought them forth,
weak in their tribes were none.
^38Egypt was glad when forth they went,
their fear on them did light.
^39He spread a cloud for covering,
and fire to shine by night.
^40They ask'd, and he brought quails: with bread
of heav'n he filled them.
^41He open'd rocks, floods gush'd, and ran
in deserts like a stream.
^42For on his holy promise he,
and servant Abr'ham, thought.
^43With joy his people, his elect
with gladness, forth he brought.
^44And unto them the pleasant lands
he of the heathen gave;
That of the people's labour they
inheritance might have.
^45That they his statutes might observe
according to his word;
And that they might his laws obey.
Give praise unto the Lord.