Psalm 116

I love you, [Lord]!
You answered my prayers.
You paid attention to me,
and so I will pray to you
as long as I live.
Death attacked from all sides,
and I was captured
by its painful chains.
But when I was really hurting,
I prayed and said, “[Lord],
please don’t let me die!”
You are kind, [Lord],
so good and merciful.
You protect ordinary people,
and when I was helpless,
you saved me
and treated me so kindly
that I don’t need
to worry anymore.
You, [Lord], have saved
my life from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
Now I will walk at your side
in this land of the living.
I was faithful to you
when I was suffering,
though in my confusion I said,
“I can’t trust anyone!”
What must I give you, [Lord],
for being so good to me?
I will pour out an offering
of wine to you,
and I will pray in your name
because you
have saved me.
I will keep my promise to you
when your people meet.
You are deeply concerned
when one of your loyal people
faces death.
I worship you, [Lord],
just as my mother did,
and you have rescued me
from the chains of death.
I will offer you a sacrifice
to show how grateful I am,
and I will pray.
I will keep my promise to you
when your people
gather at your temple
in Jerusalem.
Shout praises to the [Lord]!
(PSALMS 116:1-19 CEV)


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