I Love the Lord
1I #Ps. 18:1 love the Lord, because he has #Ps. 66:19; 118:21heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2Because he #[Ps. 31:2]inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 # See Ps. 18:4 The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
4Then #Ps. 118:5; See Ps. 18:6I called on the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”
5 # See Ps. 86:15 Gracious is the Lord, and #Ps. 7:9; 119:137; 145:17; Ezra 9:15; Neh. 9:8; Jer. 12:1; Dan. 9:7 righteous;
our God is #See Ps. 62:12merciful.
6The Lord preserves #See Ps. 19:7 the simple;
when #Ps. 79:8; 142:6I was brought low, he saved me.
7Return, O my soul, to your #Jer. 6:16; [Matt. 11:28] rest;
for the Lord has #See Ps. 13:6dealt bountifully with you.
8For #Ps. 49:15; 56:13; [Ps. 86:13]you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
9I will walk before the Lord
# See Ps. 27:13 in the land of the living.
10 # Cited 2 Cor. 4:13 I believed, #[Ps. 39:3]even when#116:10 Or believed, indeed; Septuagint believed, therefore I spoke:
“I am greatly afflicted”;
11 # Ps. 31:22 I said in my alarm,
# [Ps. 62:9] “All mankind are liars.”
12What shall I #2 Chr. 32:25render to the Lord
for all his benefits to me?
13I will lift up #[Ps. 16:5] the cup of salvation
and #See Ps. 99:6; 105:1call on the name of the Lord,
14I will #See Ps. 50:14pay my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.
15 # See Ps. 72:14 Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his #See Ps. 50:5saints.
16O Lord, I am your #Ps. 119:125; 143:12; [Ps. 113:1] servant;
I am your servant, #Ps. 86:16 the son of your maidservant.
You have #[Job 12:18]loosed my bonds.
17I will #See Ps. 50:14 offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and #[See ver. 13 above]call on the name of the Lord.
18I will #[See ver. 14 above]pay my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people,
19in #See Ps. 92:13 the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.
# See Ps. 104:35 Praise the Lord!
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