Psalm 116

I love the Lord,(A) for he heard my voice;
    he heard my cry(B) for mercy.(C)
Because he turned his ear(D) to me,
    I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of death(E) entangled me,
    the anguish of the grave came over me;
    I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the name(F) of the Lord:
    Lord, save me!(G)

The Lord is gracious and righteous;(H)
    our God is full of compassion.(I)

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12 What shall I return to the Lord
    for all his goodness(A) to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name(B) of the Lord.
14 I will fulfill my vows(C) to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight(D) of the Lord
    is the death of his faithful servants.(E)
16 Truly I am your servant, Lord;(F)
    I serve you just as my mother did;(G)
    you have freed me from my chains.(H)

17 I will sacrifice a thank offering(I) to you
    and call on the name of the Lord.

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