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.
4
Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
5
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.
7
LORD, 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;
12
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.