A psalm by David sung at the dedication of the temple.
1 I will honor you highly, O Lord, because you have pulled me out of the pit and have not let my enemies rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you for help, and you healed me. 3 O Lord, you brought me up from the grave. You called me back to life from among those who had gone into the pit. 4 Make music to praise the Lord, you faithful people who belong to him. Remember his holiness by giving thanks. 5 His anger lasts only a moment. His favor lasts a lifetime. Weeping may last for the night, but there is a song of joy in the morning.
6 When all was well with me, I said, “I will never be shaken.” 7 O Lord, by your favor you have made my mountain stand firm. When you hid your face, I was terrified. 8 I will cry out to you, O Lord. I will plead to the Lord for mercy: 9 “How will you profit if my blood is shed, if I go into the pit? Will the dust of my body give thanks to you? Will it tell about your truth?” 10 Hear, O Lord, and have pity on me! O Lord, be my helper! 11 You have changed my sobbing into dancing. You have removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy 12 so that my soul[a] may praise you with music and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
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