I a LOVE the LORD, because He has heard
My voice and my supplications. 2 Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. 3 b The 1 pains of death surrounded me,
And the 2 pangs of Sheol 3 laid hold of me;
I found trouble and sorrow. 4 Then I called upon the name of the LORD:
"O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!"
c Gracious is the LORD, and d righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful. 6 The LORD preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me. 7 Return to your e rest, O my soul,
For f the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
g For You have delivered my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling. 9 I will walk before the LORD
h In the land of the living.
i I believed, therefore I spoke,
"I am greatly afflicted." 11 j I said in my haste,
k "All men are liars."
What shall I render to the LORD
For all His benefits toward me? 13 I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the LORD. 14 l I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people.
m Precious in the sight of the LORD
Is the death of His saints. 16 O LORD, truly n I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, o the son of Your maidservant;
You have loosed my bonds. 17 I will offer to You p the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the LORD. 18 I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people, 19 In the q courts of the LORD's house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
4 Praise the LORD!