Songs of Lament
I will sextol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up
and have not let my foes trejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God, I ucried to you for help,
and you have vhealed me.
3 O LORD, you have brought up my soul from wSheol;
4 Sing praises to the LORD, O you yhis saints,
5 aFor his anger is but for a moment,
cWeeping may tarry for the night,
but djoy comes with the morning.
6 As for me, I said in my eprosperity,
“I shall never be fmoved.”
7 By your favor, O LORD,
you made my gmountain stand strong;
you hhid your face;
I was idismayed.
8 To you, O LORD, I cry,
and jto the Lord I plead for mercy:
9 “What profit is there in my death,4
if I go down to the pit?5
Will kthe dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 lHear, O LORD, and be merciful to me!
O LORD, be my helper!”
11 You have turned for me my mourning into mdancing;
you have loosed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
12 that my nglory may sing your praise and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!