1 I exalt you, LORD, for you have lifted me up, and my enemies could not gloat over me. 2 LORD, my God! I cried out to you for help and you healed me. 3 LORD, you brought me from death; you kept me alive so that I did not descend into the Pit.
4 You, his godly ones, sing to the LORD, give thanks at the mention of his holiness. 5 For his wrath is only momentary; yet his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may lodge for the night, but shouts of joy will come in the morning. 6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I will never be moved." 7 By your favor, LORD, you established me as a strong mountain; Then you hid your face, and I was dismayed. 8 I cried out to you, LORD, and I make supplication to the Lord: 9 "What profit is there in my death if I go down to the Pit? Can dust worship you? Can it proclaim your faithfulness?" 10 Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me! LORD, help me!