Because he turned his ear1 to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
The cords of death2 entangled me, the anguish of the gravea came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name3 of the LORD: "O LORD, save me!4"
The LORD is gracious and righteous;5 our God is full of compassion.66
The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need,7 he saved me.87
Be at rest9 once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good10 to you.
For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul11 from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the LORD 12 in the land of the living.1310
I believed;14 thereforeb I said, "I am greatly afflicted."1511
And in my dismay I said, "All men are liars."1612
How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness17 to me?