116 I love the Lord, because he hears me;
he listens to my prayers.
every time I call to him.
the horrors of the grave closed in on me;
I was filled with fear and anxiety.
“I beg you, Lord, save me!”
our God is compassionate.
when I was in danger, he saved me.
because the Lord has been good to me.
he stopped my tears
and kept me from defeat.
in the world of the living.
10* I kept on believing, even when I said,
“I am completely crushed,”
“No one can be trusted.”
for all his goodness to me?
to thank him for saving me.
I will give him what I have promised.
when one of his people dies!
I serve you, just as my mother did.
You have saved me from death.
and offer my prayer to you.
in the sanctuary of your Temple in Jerusalem,
I will give you what I have promised.
Praise the Lord!
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