I love the Lord, who has heard my loud cry for mercy. The cords of death surrounded me, and the fear of Sheol had a hold of me. I found trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Oh, Lord, save my life!” The Lord is merciful and gracious; I was in need and he brought me aid. Return to rest, my heart. For the Lord has delivered me from death, dried my tears, and protected my feet from falling. I will walk the path to the land of the living. Song – a sacrifice of thanks I believed, therefore I said “I am so greatly afflicted.” In my haste, I said “All people are liars.” What can I give to the Lord for all his benefits towards me? He has done great things for me. I will take up the cup of salvation. I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. I am a servant, son of your servant girl, oh Lord, and you have freed me from my chains. I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on your name, oh Lord! In the courts of the Lord's temple, in your midst, Jerusalem. Hallelujah!