Once I was prosperous and used to say, that nothing could ever shake me
when you showed me favor, ADONAI, I was firm as a mighty mountain. But when you hid your face, I was struck with terror.
I called to you, ADONAI; to ADONAI I pleaded for mercy:
"What advantage is there in my death, in my going down to the pit? Can the dust praise you? Can it proclaim your truth?
Hear me, ADONAI, and show me your favor! ADONAI, be my helper!"
You turned my mourning into dancing! You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
so that my well-being can praise you and not be silent; ADONAI my God, I will thank you forever!