I love the Lord, who listened to my voice in supplication,
who turned an ear to me on the day I called.
I was caught by the cords of death; the snares of Sheol had seized me;
I felt agony and dread.
Then I called on the name of the Lord, “O Lord, save my life!”
Gracious is the Lord and just; yes, our God is merciful.
The Lord protects the simple; I was helpless, but God saved me.
Return, my soul, to your rest; the Lord has been good to you.
For my soul has been freed from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
I shall walk before the Lord in the land of the living.