Psalm 116
116:1 I love the LORD
because he heard my plea for mercy,
116:2 and listened to me.
As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help.
116:3 The ropes of death tightened around me,
the snares of Sheol confronted me.
I was confronted with trouble and sorrow.
116:4 I called on the name of the LORD,
“Please LORD, rescue my life!”
116:5 The LORD is merciful and fair;
our God is compassionate.
116:6 The LORD protects the untrained;
I was in serious trouble and he delivered me.
116:7 Rest once more, my soul,
for the LORD has vindicated you.
116:8 Yes, LORD, you rescued my life from death,
and kept my feet from stumbling.
116:9 I will serve the LORD
in the land of the living.
116:10 I had faith when I said,
“I am severely oppressed.”
116:11 I rashly declared,
“All men are liars.”
116:12 How can I repay the LORD
for all his acts of kindness to me?
116:13 I will celebrate my deliverance,
and call on the name of the LORD.
116:14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD
before all his people.
116:15 The LORD values
the lives of his faithful followers.
116:16 Yes, LORD! I am indeed your servant;
I am your lowest slave.
You saved me from death.
116:17 I will present a thank offering to you,
and call on the name of the LORD.
116:18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD
before all his people,
116:19 in the courts of the LORD’s temple,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD!