1 I am well pleased, that the LORD hath heard the voice of my prayer, 2 that he hath inclined his ear unto me; therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
3 The snares of death compassed me round about, the pains of hell got hold upon me. 4 I shall find trouble and heaviness, and I will call upon the Name of the LORD, "O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul."
5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous, yea our God is merciful. 6 The LORD preserveth the simple; I was brought down in misery and he helped me. 7 Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul, for the LORD hath given thee thy desire. 8 And why? Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. 9 I will walk before the LORD, in the land of the living. 10 I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubled. 11 I said in my haste, "All men are liars."
12 What reward shall I give unto the LORD, for all the benefits that he hath done unto me? 13 I will receive the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. 14 I will pay my vows, now, in the presence of all his people;
15 right dear in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. 16 Behold, O LORD, how that I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thy handmaid. Thou hast broken my bonds in sunder.