New Living Translation


Psalms 116

I love the LORD because he hears and answers my prayers.

Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I have breath!

Death had its hands around my throat; the terrors of the grave overtook me.
I saw only trouble and sorrow.

Then I called on the name of the LORD: "Please, LORD, save me!"

How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!

The LORD protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and then he saved me.

Now I can rest again, for the LORD has been so good to me.

He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

And so I walk in the LORD's presence as I live here on earth!

I believed in you, so I prayed, "I am deeply troubled, LORD."

In my anxiety I cried out to you, "These people are all liars!"

What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me?

I will lift up a cup symbolizing his salvation; I will praise the LORD's name for saving me.

I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people.

The LORD's loved ones are precious to him; it grieves him when they die.

O LORD, I am your servant; yes, I am your servant, the son of your handmaid,
and you have freed me from my bonds!

I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.

I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people,

in the house of the LORD, in the heart of Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!