1161I love the LORD, because he hears me;
he listens to my prayers.
2He listens to me
every time I call to him.
3The danger of death was all round me;
the horrors of the grave closed in on me;
I was filled with fear and anxiety.
4Then I called to the LORD,
“I beg you, LORD, save me!”
5The LORD is merciful and good;
our God is compassionate.
6The LORD protects the helpless;
when I was in danger, he saved me.
7Be confident, my heart,
because the LORD has been good to me.
8The LORD saved me from death;
he stopped my tears
and kept me from defeat.
9And so I walk in the presence of the LORD
in the world of the living.
I kept on believing, even when I said,
“I am completely crushed,”
11even when I was afraid and said,
“No one can be trusted.”
12What can I offer the LORD
for all his goodness to me?
13I will bring a wine offering to the LORD,
to thank him for saving me.
14In the assembly of all his people
I will give him what I have promised.
15How painful it is to the LORD
when one of his people dies!
16I am your servant, LORD;
I serve you, just as my mother did.
You have saved me from death.
17I will give you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and offer my prayer to you.
18-19In the assembly of all your people,
in the sanctuary of your Temple in Jerusalem,
I will give you what I have promised.
Praise the LORD!