Psalm 66 for the overcomer, A Song, A Psalm of Resurrection
Tune How Firm a Foundation
Composer: Early American Melody

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 1  Make a joyful noise   unto God, all the earth.
 2 Glorify His name.   Praise His glorious worth.
3 Say to God, "How fearsome Your works so mighty.
Your enemies praise You   in hypocrisy."
 4 All the earth shall bow to   Thee and sing to Thee.
They'll sing forth Your name, <Selah> 5 "God's wonders, come and see!
 He's fearsome in doings on the sons of men,
6 as when He turned the sea into a dry land.
The river they'll pass through on foot, rejoice there.
7 He rules by His power forever and e'er.
His eyes in the nations   day and night keep watch,
restrains the stubborn from    themselves to exalt."
 8 Bless our God, you peoples.  Make His praises heard,
 9 Who fixed our soul in   life, and set our feet firm,
 10 for You, O God, proved us, tried us as silver.
11 You brought us to a net, laid on us pressure.
12 You have caused men our head   roughshod to ride o'er.
We went through the fire and through the water,
 and You brought us out, made our cup overflow.
13 With burnt-off'rings into Thy house I will go.
I will pay my vows 14 which my lips have released,
and my mouth uttered   when I needed relief.
15 I'll offer to Thee burnt-off'rings of fat beasts
with rams, bullocks and goats for a fragrance sweet.
16 Come, hear, ye that fear God,  and recount I will
the wondrous things that   He has done for my soul.
17 I called unto Him    with my mouth, and He was
exalted in my heart    underneath my tongue.
18 If I regarded in my heart transgression,
my Lord would not hear, 19 but God paid attention.
He has attended   to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed be God, Who has taken up my care.

He has not turned away my prayer nor my plea
nor taken away His mercy from with me.
As You, O God, proved us, tried us as silver:
We went through the fire and through the water.

Nehemiah 9:29 And you warned them in order to turn them back to your law. Yet they acted presumptuously and did not obey your commandments, but sinned against your rules, which if a person does them, he shall live by them, and they turned a stubborn shoulder and stiffened their neck and would not obey.
Psalm 78:8 and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Isaiah 30:1 "Ah, stubborn children," declares the LORD, "who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin;
65:2 I spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices;
Jeremiah 5:23 But this people hath a stubborn and a rebellious heart; they have turned aside and are gone.
6:28 They are all stubbornly rebellious, going about with slanders; they are bronze and iron; all of them act corruptly.
Hosea 4:16 Like a stubborn heifer, Israel is stubborn; can the LORD now feed them like a lamb in a broad pasture?
Zechariah 7:11 But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears that they might not hear.
Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow's cause does not come to them.
Hosea 9:15 Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal; there I began to hate them. Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of my house. I will love them no more; all their princes are rebels.
Deuteronomy 21:18 If a man have an stubborn and rebellious son, who hearkens not unto the voice of his father, nor unto the voice of his mother, and they have chastened him, but he hearkens not unto them;
 19 then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
 20 and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he hearkens not unto our voice; he is a profligate and a drunkard.
Proverbs 7:10 And behold, there met him a woman in the attire of a harlot, and subtle of heart.
 11 She is clamorous and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
Psalm 68:6 God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
18 You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there.
Psalm 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Matthew 15:8 This people honour me with the lips, but their heart is far away from me;
;Isa 29:13 And the Lord saith, Forasmuch as this people draw near with their mouth, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is removed far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught of men;  
;Ezek 33:31 And they come unto thee as a people come, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they do them not; for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their dishonest gain.  
2Maccabees 7:14 So when he was ready to die he said thus, It is good, being put to death by men, to look for hope from god to be raised up again by him: as for thee, thou shalt have no resurrection to life.
12:43 And when he had made a gathering throughout the company to the sum of two thousand drachms of silver, he sent it to Jerusalem to offer a sin offering, doing therein very well and honestly, in that he was mindful of the resurrection:
Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait ye for me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to assemble the nations, that I may gather the kingdoms together, to pour upon them mine indignation, -- all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
Lamentations 3:63 Behold thou their sitting down and their rising up: I am their song.
Daniel 11:20 And in his place shall one stand up who shall cause the exactor to pass through the glory of the kingdom; but in a few days he shall be broken, neither in anger nor in battle.
Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to acquire the remnant of his people which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
 12 And he shall lift up a banner to the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
 13 And the envy of Ephraim shall depart, and the troublers of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim will not envy Judah, and Judah will not trouble Ephraim:
 14 but they shall fly upon the shoulder of the Philistines towards the west; together shall they spoil the sons of the east; they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab, and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
 15 And Jehovah will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind will he shake his hand over the river, and will smite it into seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.
 16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people which will be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day when he went up out of the land of Egypt.
Zechariah 10:11 And he shall pass through the sea of affliction, and shall smite the billows in the sea, and all the depths of the Nile shall dry up; and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.
Matthew 5:23 If therefore thou shouldest offer thy gift at the altar, and there shouldest remember that thy brother has something against thee,
 24 leave there thy gift before the altar, and first go, be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as those who are of the nations: for they think they shall be heard through their much speaking.
Ezekiel 31:14 to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, nor set their top amidst the thick boughs, and that none of them that drink water stand up in his height by himself; for they are all given over unto death in the lower parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.

- Steve Miller
copyright 12/16/2019