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Psalm 116


I Love the Lord



1 I love the LORD, because he has heard 

      my voice and my pleas for mercy. 

      2 Because he inclined his ear to me, 

      therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 

      3 The snares of death encompassed me; 

      the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; 

      I suffered distress and anguish. 

      4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: 

      “O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!” 


      5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; 

      our God is merciful. 

      6 The LORD preserves the simple; 

      when I was brought low, he saved me. 

      7 Return, O my soul, to your rest; 

      for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. 


      8 For you have delivered my soul from death, 

      my eyes from tears, 

      my feet from stumbling; 

      9 I will walk before the LORD 

      in the land of the living. 


      10 I believed, even when I spoke: 

      “I am greatly afflicted”; 

      11 I said in my alarm, 

      “All mankind are liars.” 


      12 What shall I render to the LORD 

      for all his benefits to me? 

      13 I will lift up the cup of salvation 

      and call on the name of the LORD, 

      14 I will pay my vows to the LORD 

      in the presence of all his people. 


      15 Precious in the sight of the LORD 

      is the death of his saints. 

      16 O LORD, I am your servant; 

      I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. 

      You have loosed my bonds. 

      17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving 

      and call on the name of the LORD. 

      18 I will pay my vows to the LORD 

      in the presence of all his people, 

      19 in the courts of the house of the LORD, 

      in your midst, O Jerusalem. 

      Praise the LORD!