Psalm 116 N.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 I Love the Lord, because the voice of my pray'r heard hath he; I'll ever call on him, because he bowed his ear to me.
2 E'en when the snares of cruel death about beset me round, When pains of hell me caught, and when I woe and sorrow found;
3 Upon the Name of God the Lord then did I call and say, Deliver thou my soul, O Lord, I do thee humbly pray.
4 The Lord is very merciful, and just he is also, And in our God compassion doth most plentifully flow.
5 The Lord in safety doth preserve all those that simple be; I was in woeful misery, and he delivered me.
6 And now, my soul, since thou art safe return unto thy rest, For largely unto thee the Lord his bounty hath expressed.
7 Because thou hast delivered my soul from deadly thrall, My moistened eyes from mournful tears, my sliding feet from fall;
8 Before the Lord I in the land of life will walk therefore; I did believe, therefore I spake, but I was troubled sore.
The Second Part.
9 I said in my distress and fear, That all men liars be What shall I pay the Lord for all his benefits to me?
10 The wholesome cup of saving health I thankfully will take, And on the Name of God will call, when I my pray'rs do make.
11 I to the Lord will pay my vows with joy and great delight, Now at this very present time in all his people's sight.
12 Right dear and precious in his sight he always doth esteem The death of all his holy ones, whatever men do deem.
13 Thy servant, Lord, thy servant, 1o, I do myself confess, Son of thy handmaid, thou hast broke the bonds of my distress.
14 Therefore I'll offer up to thee a sacrifice of praise; And I will call upon the Name of God the Lord always.
15 I to the Lord will pay my vows with joy and great delight, Now at this very present time in all his people's sight:
16 Yea, in the courts of God's own house, and in the midst of thee, O thou Jerusalem. Therefore the Lord our God praise ye.