1I love the Lord, because he listens to my voice,
and my cries for mercy.
2Because he has turned his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3The cords of death surrounded me,
the pains of Sheol#116:3 Sheol is the place of the dead. got a hold of me.
I found trouble and sorrow.
4Then I called on the Lord’s name:
“Lord, I beg you, deliver my soul.”
5The Lord is gracious and righteous.
Yes, our God is merciful.
6The Lord preserves the simple.
I was brought low, and he saved me.
7Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
8For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
and my feet from falling.
9I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
10I believed, therefore I said,
“I was greatly afflicted.”
11I said in my haste,
“All people are liars.”
12What will I give to the Lord for all his benefits toward me?
13I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the Lord’s name.
14I will pay my vows to the Lord,
yes, in the presence of all his people.
15Precious in the Lord’s sight is the death of his holy ones.
16Lord, truly I am your servant.
I am your servant, the son of your servant girl.
You have freed me from my chains.
17I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and will call on the Lord’s name.
18I will pay my vows to the Lord,
yes, in the presence of all his people,
19in the courts of the Lord’s house,
in the middle of you, Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord!