I Love the Lord1 I a love the Lord, because he has b heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2Because 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.
4Then 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.
6The Lord preserves i the simple;
when j I was brought low, he saved me.
7Return, 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;
9I 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?
13I will lift up u the cup of salvation
and v call on the name of the Lord,
14I 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.
16O Lord, I am your z servant;
I am your servant aa the son of your maidservant.
You have ab loosed my bonds.
17I will ac offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and ad call on the name of the Lord.
18I will ae pay my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people,
19in af the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.
ag Praise the Lord!
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