Note: There is also a Long Metre version on this page.
1 I love the Lord, because my voice And prayers he did hear. I, while I live, will call on him, Who bowed to me his ear.
2 Of death the cords and sorrows did About me compass round; The pains of hell took hold on me, I grief and trouble found.
3 Upon the name of God the Lord, I then did call, and say, Deliver thou my soul, O Lord, I do thee humbly pray.
4 God merciful and righteous is, Yea, gracious is our Lord. God saves the meek: I was brought low, He did me help afford.
5 O thou my soul, do thou return Unto thy quiet rest; For, largely, unto thee, the Lord His bounty hath expressed.
6 For my afflicted soul, from death Delivered was by thee: Thou didst my mourning eyes from tears, My feet from falling, free.
7 I in the land of those that live Will walk the Lord before. I did believe, and therefore spoke: I was afflicted sore.
8 I said, when I was in my haste, That all men liars be. What shall I render to the Lord For all his gifts to me ?
9 I'll of salvation take the cup, On God's name will I call: I'll pay my vows now to the Lord Before his people all.
10 In God's sight dear is his saints' death. Thy servant, Lord, am I; Thy servant, and thy handmaid's son: My bands thou didst untie.
11 To thee thank-off'rings I will give, And on God's name will call. I'll pay my vows now to the Lord Before his people all;
12 Within the courts of God's own house, Within the midst of thee, O city of Jerusalem. Praise to the Lord give ye.
1 I love the Lord, for he did hear My voice and supplications all; Because he hath inclined his ear, I while I live, will on him call.
2 Death's sorrows compassed me around, The pains of hell shook all my frame, I trouble great and sorrow found, Then called I on Jehovah's name.
3 O Lord, I humbly thee entreat, From all distress redeem my soul: The kindness of the Lord is great, Our God is just and merciful.
4 The simple with his care are blest; I was brought low, God rescued me; My soul, return thou to thy rest, Great love the Lord hath shown to thee.
5 For thou from death hast saved me, Lord And thou hast freed my eyes from tears, My feet from falling hast secured. With God I'll walk, thro' all my years.
6 As I believed, so spake I then, When great affliction on me pressed; "How false, how faithless are all men !" Were words I uttered in my baste.
7 What fit return, Lord, can I make For all thy gifts on me bestowed? The cup of blessing I will take, And call upon the name of God.
8 Before God's people I'll appear, And pay my vows there with delight; The death of saints to God is dear, Most precious in Jehovah's sight.
9 O Lord, the high and holy one, I am a servant unto thee, Thy servant and thy handmaid's son, Thou hast from bonds delivered me.
10 With sacrifice Of thanks I'll go, And on Jehovah's name will call; Will pay to God the vows I owe, In presence of his people all.
11 Yea, I will pay my vows to God In midst of thee, Jerusalem. Within the courts of God's abode. Praise ye Jehovah, praise his name!