O peoples, bless our God;
let our voice of praise resound,
to the God who gave life to our souls
and kept our feet from stumbling.
Burnt offering I bring to your house;
to you I will pay my vows,
the vows which my lips have uttered,
which my mouth declared in my distress.
Come and hear, all who fear God;
I will tell what God has done for my soul.
To the Lord I cried aloud,
with exaltation ready on my tongue.
Had I cherished evil in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
But truly God has listened,
and has heeded the voice of my prayer.
Blest be God, who did not reject my prayer,
nor withhold from me faithful love.
Psalm 66: 8-9, 13-14, 16-20
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