1 I love the Lord,
for he has heard the voice of my supplication; ♦︎
because he inclined his ear to me
on the day I called to him.
2 The snares of death encompassed me;
the pains of hell took hold of me; ♦︎
by grief and sorrow was I held.
3 Then I called upon the name of the Lord: ♦︎
O Lord, I beg you, deliver my soul.
4 Gracious is the Lord and righteous; ♦︎
our God is full of compassion.
5 The Lord watches over the simple; ♦︎
I was brought very low and he saved me.
6 Turn again to your rest, O my soul, ♦︎
for the Lord has been gracious to you.
7 For you have delivered my soul from death, ♦︎
my eyes from tears and my feet from falling.
8 I will walk before the Lord ♦︎
in the land of the living.