1 I love LORD because he hears my voice and my supplications. 2 Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call as long as I live.
3 The cords of death encompassed me, and the pains of Sheol got hold upon me. I found trouble and sorrow. 4 Then I called upon the name of LORD. O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
5 Gracious is LORD, and righteous. Yea, our God is merciful. 6 LORD preserves the simple. I was brought low, and he saved me. 7 Return to thy rest, O my soul, for LORD has dealt bountifully with thee. 8 For thou have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from falling. 9 I will walk before LORD in the land of the living. 10 I believed, therefore I have spoken, but I was greatly afflicted. 11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.
12 What shall I render to LORD for all his benefits toward me? 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of LORD. 14 I will pay my vows to LORD, yea, in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of LORD is the death of his sanctified. 16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant. I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid. Thou have loosed my bonds.