I love the Lord because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.
2 Because he bends down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have breath!
3 Death wrapped its ropes around me;
the terrors of the grave 1 overtook me.
I saw only trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of the Lord :
“Please, Lord , save me!”
How kind the Lord is! How good he is!
So merciful, this God of ours!
6 The Lord protects those of childlike faith;
I was facing death, and he saved me.
7 Let my soul be at rest again,
for the Lord has been good to me.
He has saved me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
9 And so I walk in the Lord ’s presence
as I live here on earth!
I believed in you, so I said,
“I am deeply troubled, Lord .”
11 In my anxiety I cried out to you,
“These people are all liars!”
What can I offer the Lord
for all he has done for me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
and praise the Lord ’s name for saving me.
14 I will keep my promises to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.
The Lord cares deeply
when his loved ones die.
16 O Lord , I am your servant;
yes, I am your servant, born into your household;
you have freed me from my chains.
17 I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the Lord .
18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people -
19 in the house of the Lord
in the heart of Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord !