1 Sing praise to the LORD God Almighty,
proclaim all his glory abroad.
O praise him, you servants appointed
to stand in the house of our God.
2 Give praise to the LORD for his goodness;
'tis pleasant his praises to sing.
His people, his chosen and precious,
your praises with gratitude bring.
3 I know that the LORD is almighty;
supreme in dominion is he,
performing his will and good pleasure
in heaven, on the earth, in the sea.
4 His hand guides the clouds in their courses;
the lightning flames forth at his will.
The wind and the rain he releases
his sovereign designs to fulfill.
5 To ransom his people from bondage,
great wonders and signs he displayed.
He smote all the firstborn of Egypt,
till Pharaoh gave in and obeyed.
6 Great nations and kings that opposed him
were smitten by God's mighty hand.
Their riches he gave to his people;
he made them inherit the land.
7 The name of the LORD stands forever,
through all generations renowned.
The LORD brings relief to his people;
his mercies forever abound.
8 The idols of gold and of silver
can speak not nor listen nor see.
Their makers shall also be helpless;
like them shall their worshipers be.
9 Praise God, every son, every daughter;
in worship your gladness proclaim.
His servants, and all you who fear him,
sing praise to his glorious name.