I waited patiently for the Lord's help; then he listened to me and heard my cry.
He pulled me out of a dangerous pit, out of the deadly quicksand. He set me safely on a rock and made me secure.
He taught me to sing a new song, a song of praise to our God. Many who see this will take warning and will put their trust in the Lord.
Happy are those who trust the Lord, who do not turn to idols or join those who worship false gods.
You have done many things for us, O Lord our God; there is no one like you! You have made many wonderful plans for us. I could never speak of them all - their number is so great!
You do not want sacrifices and offerings; 1 you do not ask for animals burned whole on the altar or for sacrifices to take away sins. Instead, you have given me ears to hear you,