Psalms 116

Psalm 116

I love the  Lord, for he hears
my voice, my pleas for mercy.
For he has inclined his ear to me:
I will call upon him as long as I live.

About me were snares of death,
the anguish of Sheol was upon me:
distress and sorrow were mine.
Then I called on the name of the  Lord:
“I beseech you, O  Lord, deliver me.”

Gracious and just is the  Lord,
compassionate is our God.
The  Lord preserves the simple;
when I was drooping, he saved me.
Be at peace, my heart, once more,
for the  Lord has been good to you.

You have rescued me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
Before the  Lord I will walk
in the land of the living.

10 I held fast my faith, though I said,
“Ah me! I am sore afflicted“,
11 though in my alarm I said,
“Everyone is a liar.”

12 What shall I render the  Lord
for all his bounty to me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation,
and call on the name of the  Lord.
14 I will pay my vows to the  Lord
in the presence of all his people.

15 Grave in the eyes of the  Lord
is the death of his loyal and loved ones.
16 Ah,  Lord! I am your servant,
your servant, child of your handmaid.
You have loosened my bonds.

17 I will offer to you a thank-offering,
and call on the name of the  Lord.
18 I will pay my vows to the  Lord
in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts of the house of the  Lord,
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
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