GOD'S WORD® Translation
1I love the LORD because he hears my voice, my pleas for mercy.
2I will call on him as long as I live because he turns his ear toward me.
3The ropes of death became tangled around me. The horrors of the grave took hold of me. I experienced pain and agony.
4But I kept calling on the name of the LORD: "Please, LORD, rescue me!"
5The LORD is merciful and righteous. Our God is compassionate.
6The LORD protects defenseless people. When I was weak, he saved me.
7Be at peace again, my soul, because the LORD has been good to you.
8You saved me from death. You saved my eyes from tears [and] my feet from stumbling.
9I will walk in the LORD's presence in this world of the living.
10I kept my faith even when I said, "I am suffering terribly."
11I also said when I was panic-stricken, "Everyone is undependable."
12How can I repay the LORD for all the good that he has done for me?
13I will take the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
14I will keep my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.
16O LORD, I am indeed your servant. I am your servant, the son of your female servant. You have freed me from my chains.
17I will bring a song of thanksgiving to you as a sacrifice. I will call on the name of the LORD.
18I will keep my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
19in the courtyards of the LORD's house, in the middle of Jerusalem. Hallelujah!