I love the Lord *
because he heard the voice of my prayer,
Because he inclined his ear to me; *
therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
The snares of death encompassed me, and the pains of the grave laid hold of me; *
I suffered trouble and sorrow.
Then I called upon the Name of the Lord: *
“O Lord, I beseech you, deliver my soul.”
Gracious is the Lord and righteous; *
indeed, our God is full of compassion.
The Lord preserves the simple; *
I was in misery, and he helped me.
Turn again to your rest, O my soul, *
for the Lord has rewarded you.
You have delivered my soul from death, *
my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.
I will walk before the Lord *
in the land of the living.