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.