Joy Comes with the Morning
I WILL extol You, O LORD, for You have a lifted me up,
And have not let my foes b rejoice over me.
O LORD my God, I cried out to You,
And You c healed me.
O LORD, d You brought my soul up from the grave;
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
e Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
For f His anger is but for a moment,
g His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.
Now in my prosperity I said,
"I shall never be moved."
LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong;
h You hid Your face, and I was troubled.
I cried out to You, O LORD;
And to the LORD I made supplication:
"What profit is there in my blood,
When I go down to the pit?
i Will the dust praise You?
Will it declare Your truth?
Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me;
LORD, be my helper!"
j You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Save Your people, And bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, And bear them up forever.
O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me.
Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
For great is Your mercy toward me, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past.
For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.
With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you," Says the LORD, your Redeemer.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.
"Then My anger shall be aroused against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured. And many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, 'Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?'
You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
Answer me speedily, O LORD; My spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks?
A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance.
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, And shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.