A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.
1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Sing unto the LORD
, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.*
For his anger endureth but
a moment; in his favour is
life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.†‡§
6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and
I was troubled.**
8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.
9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
To the end that my
glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD
my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.††
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