|1||I will exalt you, O LORD,|
because you have lifted me up *
and have not let my enemies triumph over me.
|2||O LORD my God, I cried out to you, *|
and you restored me to health.
|3||You brought me up, O LORD, from the dead; *|
you restored my life as I was going down to the grave.
|4||Sing to the LORD, you servants of his; *|
give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness.
|5||For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye, *|
his favor for a lifetime.
|6||Weeping may spend the night, *|
but joy comes in the morning.
|7||While I felt secure, I said,|
"I shall never be disturbed. *
You, LORD, with your favor, made me as strong as
|8||Then you hid your face, *|
and I was filled with fear.
|9||I cried to you, O LORD; *|
I pleaded with the Lord, saying,
|10||"What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the Pit? *|
will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
|11||Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me; *|
O LORD, be my helper."
|12||You have turned my wailing into dancing; *|
you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.
|13||Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; *|
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks for ever.