Joy in the Morning
A psalm; a dedication song for the house. Of David.
1I will exalt you, Lord,
because you have lifted me up#Ps 3:3
and have not allowed my enemies
to triumph over me.#Ps 25:2; 35:19
2 Lord my God,
I cried to you for help, and you healed me.#Ps 88:13
3 Lord, you brought me up from Sheol;#Ps 86:13
you spared me from among those
going down#30:3 Some Hb mss, LXX, Theod, Orig, Syr; other Hb mss, Aq, Sym, Tg, Jer read from going down to the Pit.#Ps 28:1; 88:4; 143:7
4Sing to the Lord, you his faithful ones,
and praise his holy name.#Ps 50:5; 149:1
5For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may stay overnight,
but there is joy in the morning.#Ps 103:9; Is 54:7-8; 2Co 4:17
6When I was secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”#Ps 10:6; 62:2,6
7 Lord, when you showed your favor,
you made me stand like a strong mountain;#Ps 20:8
when you hid your face, I was terrified.#Ps 104:29
8 Lord, I called to you;
I sought favor from my Lord:#Ps 119:58
9“What gain is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your truth?#Ps 6:5; 88:10-12
10 Lord, listen and be gracious to me;
Lord, be my helper.”#Ps 4:1; 27:7
11You turned my lament into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,#Ec 3:4; Is 61:10; Jr 31:13
12so that I can sing to you and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.#Ps 44:8; 108:1