I love the Lord for he has heard the cry of my appeal;
for he turned his ear to me in the day when I called him.
They surrounded me, the snares of death, with the anguish of the tomb;
they caught me, sorrow and distress.
I called on the Lord's name: O Lord, my God, deliver me!
How gracious is the Lord, and just; our God has compassion.
The Lord protects the simple hearts; I was helpless so he saved me.
Turn back, my soul, to your rest, for the Lord has been good;
he has kept my soul from death, my eyes from tears,
and my feet from stumbling.
I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.