Psalm 30Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Joy in the Morning
A psalm; a dedication song for the house. Davidic.
1 I will exalt You, Lord,
because You have lifted me up
and have not allowed my enemies
to triumph over me.
2 Lord my God,
I cried to You for help, and You healed me.
3 Lord, You brought me up from Sheol;
You spared me from among those
going down to the Pit.
4 Sing to Yahweh, you His faithful ones,
and praise His holy name.
5 For His anger lasts only a moment,
but His favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may spend the night,
but there is joy in the morning.
6 When I was secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”
7 Lord, when You showed Your favor,
You made me stand like a strong mountain;
when You hid Your face, I was terrified.
8 Lord, I called to You;
I sought favor from my Lord:
9 “What gain is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise You?
Will it proclaim Your truth?
10 Lord, listen and be gracious to me;
Lord, be my helper.”
11 You turned my lament into dancing;
You removed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
12 so that I can sing to You and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise You forever.