I love you, Lord, my strength, Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer,
my God, my rock of refuge,
my shield, my saving horn, my stronghold!
Praised be the Lord, I exclaim! I have been delivered from my enemies.

The breakers of death surged round about me; the menacing floods terrified me.
The cords of Sheol tightened; the snares of death lay in wait for me.
In my distress I called out: Lord! I cried out to my God.
From his temple he heard my voice; my cry to him reached his ears.

Psalm 18:3-7