Psalms

Psalm 116 ©

1The Psalmist professeth love and dutiful service to God in return for his deliverance: 12he studieth to express his thankfulness fitly.

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I LOVE athe LORD, because bhe hath heard my voice and my supplications.

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Because che hath dinclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him 1as long as I live.

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The esorrows of death *compassed me, and the pains of hell 2*gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

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Then fcalled I upon the name of the LORD; gO LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

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hGracious is the LORD, and irighteous; yea, our God is merciful.

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The jLORD preserveth the k*simple: lI was brought low, and he helped me.

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mReturn unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

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For nthou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

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I owill walk before the LORD pin the land of the living.

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I qbelieved, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

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I rsaid in my haste, All men are liars.

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sWhat shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

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I twill take the ucup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

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I vwill pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

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wPrecious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

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O LORD, xtruly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

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I ywill offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, zand will call upon the name of the LORD.

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I awill pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,

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In bthe courts of the LORD's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. cPraise ye the LORD.