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!
11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you took off my sackcloth and clothed me with a garment of joy, 12 so that I may sing praise to you and not remain silent. LORD, my God, I will give you thanks forever! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

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