Psalm 116

Dilexi, quoniam
1
I love the Lord *
because he heard the voice of my prayer,
2
Because he inclined his ear to me; *
therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
3
The snares of death encompassed me, and the pains of the grave laid hold of me; *
I suffered trouble and sorrow.
4
Then I called upon the Name of the Lord: *
“O Lord, I beseech you, deliver my soul.”
5
Gracious is the Lord and righteous; *
indeed, our God is full of compassion.
6
The Lord preserves the simple; *
I was in misery, and he helped me.
7
Turn again to your rest, O my soul, *
for the Lord has rewarded you.
8
You have delivered my soul from death, *
my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.
9
I will walk before the Lord *
in the land of the living.
10
I believed, and therefore will I speak: “I am greatly troubled.” *
I said in my haste, “All men are liars.”
11
What shall I give unto the Lord *
for all the benefits that he has done unto me?
12
I will lift up the cup of salvation *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.
13
I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the presence of all his people; *
dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
14
O Lord, I am your servant; *
I am your servant, and the child of your handmaid; you have broken my bonds asunder.
15
I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
and will call upon the Name of the Lord.
16
I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the sight of all his people, *
in the courts of the Lord’s house, even in the midst of you,O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.