Psalm 116
Contemporary English Version

When the Lord Saves You from Death

1I love you, Lord!

You answered my prayers.

2You paid attention to me,

and so I will pray to you

as long as I live.

3Death attacked from all sides,

and I was captured

by its painful chains.

But when I was really hurting,

4I prayed and said, “Lord,

please don't let me die!”

5You are kind, Lord,

so good and merciful.

6You protect ordinary people,

and when I was helpless,

you saved me

7and treated me so kindly

that I don't need

to worry anymore.

8You, Lord, have saved

my life from death,

my eyes from tears,

my feet from stumbling.

9Now I will walk at your side

in this land of the living.

10 I was faithful to you

when I was suffering,

11though in my confusion I said,

“I can't trust anyone!”

12What must I give you, Lord,

for being so good to me?

13I will pour out an offering

of wine to you,

and I will pray in your name

because you

have saved me.

14I will keep my promise to you

when your people meet.

15You are deeply concerned

when one of your loyal people

faces death.

16I worship you, Lord,

just as my mother did,

and you have rescued me

from the chains of death.

17I will offer you a sacrifice

to show how grateful I am,

and I will pray.

18I will keep my promise to you

when your people

19gather at your temple

in Jerusalem.

Shout praises to the Lord!



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