Someone Saved from Death Praises God 116 1I 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 around 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. 10 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. 181918-19In 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!
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