I Love the Lord1 I a love the Lord, because he has b heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2 Because he c inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 d The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
4 Then e I called on the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”
5 f Gracious is the Lord, and g righteous;
our God is h merciful.
6 The Lord preserves i the simple;
when j I was brought low, he saved me.
7 Return, O my soul, to your k rest;
for the Lord has l dealt bountifully with you.
8 For m you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
9 I will walk before the Lord
n in the land of the living.
10 o I believed, p even when ▼
▼ Or believed, indeed; Septuagint believed, thereforeI spoke:
“I am greatly afflicted”;
11 r I said in my alarm,
s “All mankind are liars.”
12 What shall I t render to the Lord
for all his benefits to me?
13 I will lift up u the cup of salvation
and v call on the name of the Lord,
14 I will w pay my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.
15 x Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his y saints.
16 O Lord, I am your z servant;
I am your servant aa the son of your maidservant.
You have ab loosed my bonds.
17 I will ac offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and ad call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will ae pay my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people,
19 in af the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.
ag Praise the Lord!
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