I have loved, because the Lord will hear the voice of my prayer. 2Because he hath inclined his ear unto me: and in my days I will call upon him. 3The sorrows of death have encompassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow: 4and I called upon the name of the Lord. O Lord, deliver my soul. 5The Lord is merciful and just, and our God sheweth mercy. 6The Lord is the keeper of little ones: I was little and he delivered me. 7Turn, O my soul, into thy rest: for the Lord hath been bountiful to thee. 8For he hath delivered my soul from death: my eyes from tears, my feet from falling. 9I will please the Lord in the land of the living.