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A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House; a Psalm of David.
1I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast raised me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4Sing praise unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks to his holy name. 5For his anger is but for a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may tarry for the night, but joy cometh in the morning. 6As for me, I said in my prosperity, I shall never be moved. 7Thou, Lord, of thy favour hadst made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face; I was troubled. 8I cried to thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made supplication: 9What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? 10Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper. 11Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing; thou hast loosed my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness: 12To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
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