Psalms 116

1

I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.

2

Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

3

The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.

4

Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!"

5

Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.

6

The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.

7

Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

8

For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;

9

I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

10

I believed, even when I spoke, "I am greatly afflicted";

11

I said in my alarm, "All mankind are liars."

12

What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits 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

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

16

O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.

17

I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving 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 your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!