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Psalm 116

I love the Lord,h for he heard my voice;

he heard my cryi for mercy.j

Because he turned his eark to me,

I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of deathl entangled me,

the anguish of the grave came over me;

I was overcome by distress and sorrow.

Then I called on the namem of the Lord:

Lord, save me!n

The Lord is gracious and righteous;o

our God is full of compassion.p

The Lord protects the unwary;

when I was brought low,q he saved me.r

Return to your rest,s my soul,

for the Lord has been goodt to you.

For you, Lord, have delivered meu from death,

my eyes from tears,

my feet from stumbling,

that I may walk before the Lordv

in the land of the living.w

10 I trustedx in the Lord when I said,

“I am greatly afflicted”;y

11 in my alarm I said,

“Everyone is a liar.”z

12 What shall I return to the Lord

for all his goodnessa to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation

and call on the nameb of the Lord.

14 I will fulfill my vowsc to the Lord

in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sightd of the Lord

is the death of his faithful servants.e

16 Truly I am your servant, Lord;f

I serve you just as my mother did;g

you have freed me from my chains.h

17 I will sacrifice a thank offeringi to you

and call on the name of the Lord.

18 I will fulfill my vowsj to the Lord

in the presence of all his people,

19 in the courtsk of the house of the Lord

in your midst, Jerusalem.l

Praise the Lord.a


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