I have given my love to the Lord, because
he has given ear to the voice of my cry and my prayer.
He has let my request come before him, and
I will make my prayer to him all my days.
The nets of death were round me, and the
pains of the underworld had me in their grip; I was full of
trouble and sorrow.
Then I made my prayer to the Lord, saying,
O Lord, take my soul out of trouble.
The Lord is full of grace and
righteousness; truly, he is a God of mercy.
The Lord keeps the simple; I was made low,
and he was my saviour.
Come back to your rest, O my soul; for the
Lord has given you your reward.
You have taken my soul from the power of
death, keeping my eyes from weeping, and my feet from
I will go before the Lord in the land of the living.
I still had faith, though I said, I am in
Though I said in my fear, All men are
What may I give to the Lord for all the good things which he
has done for me?
I will take the cup of salvation, and
give praise to the name of the Lord.
I will make the offering of my oath to
the Lord, even before all his people.
Dear in the eyes of the Lord is the death
of his saints.
O Lord, truly I am your servant; I am
your servant, the son of her who is your servant; by you
have my cords been broken.
I will give an offering of praise to you,
and make my prayer in the name of the Lord.
I will make the offerings of my oath,
even before all his people;
In the Lord's house, even in Jerusalem.
Praise be to the Lord.