Psalm 30 ©

David thanks God for His deliverance out of deadly dangers, and exhorts the church to do the same together with him, by reason of God’s incomprehensible kindness, which he had notably been made sensible of in his own person; when by a most unexpected, sudden and terrible surprise attack extremely frightened and perplexed, he was wonderfully and suddenly delivered by God upon his prayer.


A Psalm and 1Song at the dedication of the house of David.


I WILL 2extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast 3lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice 4over me.


O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast 5healed me.


O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the 6grave: thou hast kept me alive, 7that I should not go down to the pit.


Sing unto the LORD, O ye 8saints of his, and givea thanks at the remembrance of his 9holiness.


For his anger endureth but a 10moment; in his favour is 11life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.


And in my 12prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.


LORD, by thy favour 13thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst 14hide thy face, and I was 15troubled.


I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.


What profit is there in my 16blood, when I go down to the pit? 17Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?


Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.


18Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my 19sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;


To the end that my 20glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.