O give thanks to the Lord and call upon his name :
tell among the peoples what things he has done.
Sing to him, O sing praises :
and be telling of all his marvellous works.
Exult in his holy name :
and let those that seek the Lord be joyful in heart.
Seek the Lord and his strength :
O seek his face continually.
Call to mind what wonders he has done :
his marvellous acts, and the judgements of his mouth,
O seed of Abraham his servant :
O children of Jacob his chosen one.
For he is the Lord our God :
and his judgements are in all the earth.
He has remembered his covenant for ever :
the word that he ordained for a thousand generations,
The covenant that he made with Abraham :
the oath that he swore to Isaac,
And confirmed it to Jacob as a statute :
to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
Saying I will give you the land of Canaan :
to be the portion of your inheritance,
And that when they were but few :
little in number and aliens in the land.
They wandered from nation to nation :
from one people and kingdom to another.
He suffered no man to do them wrong :
but reproved even kings for their sake,
Saying Touch not my anointed :
and do my prophets no harm.
Then he called down a famine on the land :
and destroyed the bread that was their stay.
But he had sent a man ahead of them :
Joseph who was sold into slavery,
Whose feet they fastened with fetters :
and thrust his neck into a hoop of iron.
Till the time that his words proved true :
he was tested by the Lords command.
Then the king sent and loosed him :
the ruler of nations set him free;
He made him master of his household :
and ruler over all his possessions,
To rebuke his officers at will :
and to teach his counsellors wisdom.
Then Israel came into Egypt :
and Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham.
There the Lord made his people fruitful :
too numerous for their enemies,
Whose hearts he turned to hate his people :
and to deal deceitfully with his servants.
Then he sent Moses his servant :
And Aaron whom he had chosen.
Through them he manifested his signs :
and his wonders in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness, and it was dark :
yet they would not obey his commands.
He turned their waters into blood :
and slew the fish therein.
Their country swarmed with frogs :
even the inner chambers of their kings.
He spoke the word, and there came great swarms of flies :
and gnats within all their borders.
He sent them storms of hail :
and darts of fire into their land.
He struck their vines and their fig-trees :
and shattered the trees within their borders.
He commanded, and there came grasshoppers :
and young locusts without number.
They ate up every green thing in the land :
and devoured the fruit of the soil.
He smote all the first-born in their land :
the first-fruits of all their manhood.
He brought Israel out with silver and with gold :
and not one among their tribes was seen to stumble.
Egypt was glad at their going :
for dread of Israel had fallen upon them.
He spread out a cloud for a covering :
and fire to lighten the night.
The people asked, and he brought them quails :
and satisfied them with the bread from heaven.
He opened a rock, so that the waters gushed :
and ran in the parched land like a river.
For he had remembered his holy word :
that he gave to Abraham his servant.
So he led out his people with rejoicing :
his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
He gave them the land of the nations :
and they took possession of the fruit of other mens toil,
So that they might keep his statutes :
and faithfully obey his laws.
O praise the Lord.