When the LORD Saves You from Death 116 1I love you, LORD! You answered my prayers. 2You paid attention to me, and so I will pray to you as long as I live. 3Death attacked from all sides, and I was captured by its painful chains. But when I was really hurting, 4I prayed and said, “LORD, please don't let me die!” 5You are kind, LORD, so good and merciful. 6You protect ordinary people, and when I was helpless, you saved me 7and treated me so kindly that I don't need to worry anymore. 8You, LORD, have saved my life from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. 9Now I will walk at your side in this land of the living. 10 I was faithful to you when I was suffering, 11though in my confusion I said, “I can't trust anyone!” 12What must I give you, LORD, for being so good to me? 13I will pour out an offering of wine to you, and I will pray in your name because you have saved me. 14I will keep my promise to you when your people meet. 15You are deeply concerned when one of your loyal people faces death. 16I worship you, LORD, just as my mother did, and you have rescued me from the chains of death. 17I will offer you a sacrifice to show how grateful I am, and I will pray. 18I will keep my promise to you when your people 19gather at your temple in Jerusalem. Shout praises to the LORD!
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