Psalms - Chapter 30

1

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. Of David. I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.


2

O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.


3

O LORD, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit.


4

Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy name.


5

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.


6

When I felt secure, I said, "I will never be shaken."


7

O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.


8

To you, O LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:


9

"What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?


10

Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help."


11

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,


12

that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.