1 Alleluia. I loved the Lord; for the Lord shall hear the voice of my prayer.
2For he bowed down his ear to me; and I shall inwardly call him in my days.
3The sorrows of death encompass-ed me; and the perils of hell found me. I found tribulation and sorrow;
4and I called inwardly the name of the Lord. Thou, Lord, deliver my soul;
5the Lord is merciful, and just [or rightwise]; and our God doeth mercy.
6And the Lord keepeth little children; I was meeked, and he delivered me.
7My soul, turn thou into thy rest; for the Lord hath done well to thee.
8For he hath delivered my soul from death; mine eyes from weepings, and my feet from falling down.
9I shall please the Lord; in the country of them that live.
10I believed, for which thing I spake; forsooth I was made low full much.
11I said in my passing; Each man is a liar.
12What shall I yield to the Lord; for all things which he hath yielded to me?
13I shall take the cup of health; and I shall inwardly call the name of the Lord.
14I shall yield my vows to the Lord before all his people;
15the death of saints of the Lord is precious in his sight.
16O! Lord, for I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid. Thou hast broken my bonds,
17to thee I shall offer a sacrifice of praising; and I shall inwardly call the name of the Lord.
18I shall yield my vows to the Lord, in the sight of all his people;
19in the foreyards of the house of the Lord, in the midst of thee, Jerusalem.