Psalm 116. Dilexi, quoniam.
MY delight is in the LORD; * because he hath heard the voice
of my prayer;
2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me; * therefore will
I call upon him as long as I live.
3 The snares of death compassed me round about, * and the pains
of hell gat hold upon me.
4 I found trouble and heaviness; then called I upon the Name
of the LORD; * O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; * yea, our God is merciful.
6 The LORD preserveth the simple: * I was in misery, and he helped
7 Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul; * for the LORD hath
8 And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death, * mine eyes
from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the LORD * in the land of the living.
10 I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubled:
* I said in my haste, All men are liars.
11 What reward shall I give unto the LORD * for all the benefits
that he hath done unto me?
12 I will receive the cup of salvation, * and call upon the Name
of the LORD.
13 I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people:
* right dear in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
14 Behold, O LORD, how that I am thy servant; * I am thy servant,
and the son of thine handmaid; thou hast broken my bonds in sunder.
15 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, * and
will call upon the Name of the LORD.
16 I will pay my vows unto the LORD, in the sight of all his
people, * in the courts of the LORD'S house; even in the midst
of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.