Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death
A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.
1I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted 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 the grave:
thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
4Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his,
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
5For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favor is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.
6And in my prosperity I said,
I shall never be moved.
7 Lord, by thy favor thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:
thou didst hide thy face, and 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 put off 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.