Psalm 116

Helen Otte, 1980

  1. I love the LORD, for he has heard my voice.
    He turned to me and heard my cry for mercy.
    Anguished by death and overcome by sorrow,
    I turned in my distress to God in prayer.
  2. Our God is gracious, merciful, and just.
    He watches over all the simple-hearted.
    Rest, O my soul, and trust him for salvation.
    Remember all his goodness shown to you.
  3. For you, O LORD, have saved my soul from death.
    You kept my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
    I kept my faith, though I was much afflicted.
    Dismayed, I said, “All people are untrue.”
  4. How can I pay the LORD for all his gifts?
    I will lift up the cup of full salvation.
    I will fulfill my vows to God my Savior.
    With all his saints I’ll call upon his name.
  5. Precious to God the dying of his saints.
    I am your faithful servant, freed from bondage.
    I’ll pay my vows and, with your people, thank you.
    Come to his house, O people, praise the LORD!