Joy in the Morning

1 A psalm; a dedication song for the house. Davidic.
I will exalt You, Lord,
because You have lifted me up(A)
and have not allowed my enemies
to triumph over me.(B)
Lord my God,
I cried to You for help, and You healed me.(C)
Lord, You brought me up from Sheol;(D)
You spared me from among those
going down(a) to the Pit.(E)
Sing to Yahweh, you His faithful ones,
and praise His holy name.(F)
For His anger lasts only a moment,
but His favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may spend the night,
but there is joy in the morning.(G)
When I was secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”(H)
Lord, when You showed Your favor,
You made me stand like a strong mountain;(I)
when You hid Your face, I was terrified.(J)
Lord, I called to You;
I sought favor from my Lord:(K)
“What gain is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise You?
Will it proclaim Your truth?(L)
Lord, listen and be gracious to me;
Lord, be my helper.”(M)
You turned my lament into dancing;
You removed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,(N)
so that I can sing to You and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise You forever.(O)


a. Psalm 30:3: Some Hb mss, LXX, Theod, Orig, Syr; other Hb mss, Aq, Sym, Tg, Jer read from going down

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