Psalms 116

1I love the  Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
2Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.
3The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came over me;
I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
4Then I called on the name of the  Lord:
 Lord, save me!’
5The  Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.
6The  Lord protects the unwary;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
7Return to your rest, my soul,
for the  Lord has been good to you.
8For you,  Lord, have delivered me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling,
9that I may walk before the  Lord
in the land of the living.
10I trusted in the  Lord when I said,
‘I am greatly afflicted’;
11in my alarm I said,
‘Everyone is a liar.’
12What shall I return to the  Lord
for all his goodness to me?
13I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the  Lord.
14I will fulfil my vows to the  Lord
in the presence of all his people.
15Precious in the sight of the  Lord
is the death of his faithful servants.
16Truly I am your servant,  Lord;
I serve you just as my mother did;
you have freed me from my chains.
17I will sacrifice a thank-offering to you
and call on the name of the  Lord.
18I will fulfil my vows to the  Lord
in the presence of all his people,
19in the courts of the house of the  Lord
in your midst, Jerusalem.
Praise the  Lord.
Hebrew Hallelu Yah

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