Psalms 116

Psalms 116

Thanksgiving for Escaping Death
1I love the Lord,
because he listens to my prayers for help.
2He paid attention to me,
so I will call to him for help as long as I live.
3The ropes of death bound me,
and the fear of the grave took hold of me.
I was troubled and sad.
4Then I called out the name of the Lord.
I said, “Please, Lord, save me!”
5The Lord is kind and does what is right;
our God is merciful.
6The Lord watches over the foolish;
when I was helpless, he saved me.
7I said to myself, “Relax,
because the Lord takes care of you.”
8Lord, you saved me from death.
You stopped my eyes from crying;
you kept me from being defeated.
9So I will walk with the Lord
in the land of the living.
10I believed, so I said,
“I am completely ruined.”
11In my distress I said,
“All people are liars.”
12What can I give the Lord
for all the good things he has given to me?
13I will lift up the cup of salvation,
and I will pray to the Lord.
14I will give the Lord what I promised
in front of all his people.
15The death of one that belongs to the Lord
is precious in his sight.
16Lord, I am your servant;
I am your servant and the son of your female servant.
You have freed me from my chains.
17I will give you an offering to show thanks to you,
and I will pray to the Lord.
18I will give the Lord what I promised
in front of all his people,
19in the Temple courtyards
in Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord!

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