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Psalm 116

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death

1 I alove the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications.

2 Because He has inclined His ear to me,

Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

3 bThe 1pains of death surrounded me,

And the 2pangs of Sheol 3laid hold of me;

I found trouble and sorrow.

4 Then I called upon the name of the Lord:

“O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul!”

5 cGracious is the Lord, and drighteous;

Yes, our God is merciful.

6 The Lord preserves the simple;

I was brought low, and He saved me.

7 Return to your erest, O my soul,

For fthe Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

8 gFor You have delivered my soul from death,

My eyes from tears,

And my feet from falling.

9 I will walk before the Lord

hIn the land of the living.

10 iI believed, therefore I spoke,

“I am greatly afflicted.”

11 jI said in my haste,

k“All men are liars.”

12 What shall I render to the Lord

For all His benefits toward me?

13 I will take up the cup of salvation,

And call upon the name of the Lord.

14 lI will pay my vows to the Lord

Now in the presence of all His people.

15 mPrecious in the sight of the Lord

Is the death of His saints.

16 O Lord, truly nI am Your servant;

I am Your servant, othe son of Your maidservant;

You have loosed my bonds.

17 I will offer to You pthe sacrifice of thanksgiving,

And will call upon the name of the Lord.

18 I will pay my vows to the Lord

Now in the presence of all His people,

19 In the qcourts of the Lord’s house,

In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

4Praise the Lord!


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