116 1 I love Yahweh, because he has heard
my voice and my supplications.
116 2 Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
116 3 The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
116 4 Then I called on the name of Yahweh:
" O Yahweh, I beseech you, save my life!"
116 5 Gracious is Yahweh, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
116 6 Yahweh preserves the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
116 7 Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you.
116 8 For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;
116 9 I walk before Yahweh
in the land of the living.
116 10 I kept my faith, even when I said,
"I am greatly afflicted";
116 11 I said in my consternation,
"Men are all a vain hope."
116 12 What shall I render to Yahweh
for all his bounty to me?
116 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of Yahweh,
116 14 I will pay my vows to Yahweh
in the presence of all his people.
116 15 Precious in the sight of Yahweh
is the death of his saints.
116 16 O Yahweh, I am your servant;
I am your servant, the son of your handmaid.
You have loosed my bonds.
116 17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of Yahweh.
116 18 I will pay my vows to Yahweh
in the presence of all his people,
116 19 in the courts of the house of Yahweh,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.