Psalm 66 has been a fun one. Its all about praising God for his deeds and his faithfulness to his people. The action centers on God's deliverance of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. The story of the exodus is a template for all of God's work in history and prefigures the work of Christ. We are all enslaved and there is nothing we can do to liberate ourselves. But God has payed the price for our freedom and is leading us through the wilderness to his promised land. So while none of us were there for the original exodus, we can all relate to that imagery for God's work in our own lives.
In this version, I've only gone up through verse 12 and then adapted verse 20 as the bridge. Once again, I've skipped over the metrical versions and simply adapted the text from the ESV to fit the lyrical structure of the song, Chris Tomlin's "Let God Arise."
Psalm 66 (Let God Arise)
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
Sing the glory of his matchless name;
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
Your enemies bow down to you.
All the earth worships you and sings your praise;
They sing praises to your holy name.”
Come see what God - has done for us.
Our God turned the sea 'to dry land;
They walked dry through the waters.
There did we - rejoice in him,
God who rules by might forever,
Who watches o'er the nations.
Bless our God, O let his praise be heard,
He has not allowed our feet to slip.
For you, O God, have tested us;
With crushing burdens on our backs;
We went through the fire and through the waves;
Yet you have brought us to an abundant place.
God, has not rejected my prayer
Or taken his love from me!