1 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 overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow.

References for Psalms 116:3

    • a 116:3 - Hebrew of Sheol.
      4 Then I called on the name of the LORD : “Please, LORD, save me!”
      5 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.
      8 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!
      10 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!”
      12 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.
      15 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 !