1 A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the House of David. I will praise You, O Jehovah; for You have lifted me up, and have not allowed my foes to rejoice over me. 2 O Jehovah my God, I cried to You, and You have healed me. 3 O Jehovah, You have brought up my soul from the grave; You have kept me alive, so that I should not go down to the Pit.
4 Sing praises to Jehovah, O you saints of His, and give thanks at the memory of His holiness. 5 For His anger is only a moment; in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. 6 And in my blessedness I said, I shall never be moved. 7 O Jehovah, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was troubled. 8 I cried to You, O Jehovah; and I prayed to Jehovah. 9 What profit is in my blood, in going down to the pit? Shall the dust praise You? Shall it tell of Your truth? 10 Hear, O Jehovah, and have mercy on me; Jehovah, be my helper.
11 You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have torn off my sackcloth, and have clothed me with gladness, 12 so that my glory may sing praise to You, and not be silent. O Jehovah my God, I will give thanks to You forever.