A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple.b Of David.
1 I will exaltt you, Lord,
for you lifted me out of the depthsu
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.v
2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,w
and you healed me.x
3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;y
you spared me from going down to the pit.z
4 Singa the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;b
praise his holy name.c
5 For his angerd lasts only a moment,e
but his favor lasts a lifetime;f
weepingg may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.h
“I will never be shaken.”i
you made my royal mountainc stand firm;
but when you hid your face,j
I was dismayed.
to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 “What is gained if I am silenced,
if I go down to the pit?k
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?l
10 Hear,m Lord, and be merciful to me;n
Lord, be my help.o”
11 You turned my wailingp into dancing;q
you removed my sackclothr and clothed me with joy,s
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
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