1 I will exalt you, LORD, ¶ for you lifted me out of the depths ¶ and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.
3 You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.
4 Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; ¶ praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; ¶ weeping may stay for the night, ¶ but rejoicing comes in the morning.
6 When I felt secure, I said, ¶ "I will never be shaken."
7 LORD, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain [^1] stand firm; ¶ but when you hid your face, ¶ I was dismayed.
8 To you, LORD, I called; ¶ to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 "What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? ¶ Will the dust praise you? ¶ Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me; LORD, be my help."
11 You turned my wailing into dancing; ¶ you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever.