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Psalm 116: Dilexi, quoniam

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Burial of the Dead - Rite One - The Liturgy of the Word - From the Old Testament.

My delight is in the Lord, *
because he hath heard the voice of my prayer;

Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, *
therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The snares of death compassed me round about; *
and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.

I found trouble and heaviness; then called I upon the Name of the Lord; *
O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; *
yea, our God is merciful.

The Lord preserveth the simple; *
I was in misery, and he helped me.

Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul, *
for the Lord has rewarded thee.

And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death, *
mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

I will walk before the Lord *
in the land of the living.

I will pay my vows in the presence of all his people: *
right dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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