I love the LORD,1 for he heard my voice; he heard my cry2 for mercy.32
Because he turned his ear4 to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
The cords of death5 entangled me, the anguish of the gravea came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name6 of the LORD: "O LORD, save me!7"
The LORD is gracious and righteous;8 our God is full of compassion.96
The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need,10 he saved me.117
Be at rest12 once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good13 to you.
For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul14 from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the LORD15 in the land of the living.1610
I believed;17 thereforeb I said, "I am greatly afflicted."1811
And in my dismay I said, "All men are liars."19