Psalm 116

1 I love the LORD because he hears my voice, my pleas for mercy.
2 I will call on him as long as I live because he turns his ear toward me.
3 The ropes of death became tangled around me. The horrors of the grave took hold of me. I experienced pain and agony.
4 But I kept calling on the name of the LORD: "Please, LORD, rescue me!"
5 The LORD is merciful and righteous. Our God is compassionate.
6 The LORD protects defenseless people. When I was weak, he saved me.
7 Be at peace again, my soul, because the LORD has been good to you.
8 You saved me from death. You saved my eyes from tears [and] my feet from stumbling.
9 I will walk in the LORD's presence in this world of the living.
10 I kept my faith even when I said, "I am suffering terribly."
11 I also said when I was panic-stricken, "Everyone is undependable."
12 How can I repay the LORD for all the good that he has done for me?
13 I will take the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
14 I will keep my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.
16 O LORD, I am indeed your servant. I am your servant, the son of your female servant. You have freed me from my chains.
17 I will bring a song of thanksgiving to you as a sacrifice. I will call on the name of the LORD.
18 I will keep my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courtyards of the LORD's house, in the middle of Jerusalem. Hallelujah!
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