PSALM 66:8-20
METER:  65 65 65 65 65 65
SUGGESTED TUNE:  ST. GERTRUDE
This is the meter for such hymns as "Onward, Christian Soldiers."

1.  Bless our God, all peo-ples,
    Let your praise be heard.
    He has kept us liv-ing
    And not let us fall.
    God, we have been test-ed,
    Pur-i-fied by fire;
    We have been en-trapped, and
    Giv-en heav-y loads;
    You let foes ride o'er us;
    We've known fire and flood;
    But now you have brought us
    To a boun-teous place.
2.  I will bring burnt off-erings
    Into your fair house;
    I will pay the vows that
    I made un-to you
    While I was in trou-ble.
    I will sac-ri-fice
    Fat-lings to be burnt and
    Rams to give off smoke;
    Bulls and goats I'll off-er
    Un-to you, O God.
    Come and hear, you peo-ple,
    All who fear our God.
3.  I will pro-claim to you
    What God did for me.
    I cried a-loud to him;
    I praised him with songs.
    Had I held to my sins,
    God would not have heard.
    But in-deed God heard me,
    Took heed to my prayer.
    I praise God, who did not
    Turn a-way my prayer.
    Nor did he re-move his
    Stead-fast love from me.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2002 Dale A. Schoening.

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