Lessons Bread of Life 16 May 2020
8Bless our God, O | peoples;*
let the sound of his | praise be heard,
9who has kept our soul among the | living*
and has not let our | feet slip.
10For you, O God, have | tested us;*
you have tried us as sil- | ver is tried.
11You brought us in- | to the net;*
you laid a crushing burden | on our backs;
12you let men ride o- | ver our heads;*
we went through fire and through water;
yet you have brought us out to a place of a- | bundance.
13I will come into your house with burnt | offerings;*
I will perform my | vows to you,
14that which my lips | uttered*
and my mouth promised when I was in | trouble.
15I will offer to you burnt offerings of fattened animals,
with the smoke of the sacri- | fice of rams;*
I will make an offering of | bulls and goats.
16Come and hear, all you who | fear God,*
and I will tell what he has done | for my soul.
17I cried to him | with my mouth,*
and high praise was | on my tongue.
18If I had cherished iniquity | in my heart,*
the Lord would not have | listened.
19But truly God has | listened;*
he has attended to the voice | of my prayer.
20Blesséd | be God,*
because he has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast | love from me!