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.
I believed, and therefore will I speak: “I am greatly troubled.” *
I said in my haste, “All men are liars.”
What shall I give unto the Lord *
for all the benefits that he has done unto me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.
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.
O Lord, I am your servant; *
I am your servant, and the child of your handmaid; you have broken my bonds asunder.
I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
and will call upon the Name of the Lord.
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.
O praise the Lord, all you nations; *
praise him, all you peoples.
For great is his loving-kindness towards us, *
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever. Praise the Lord.