A Psalm and Song, at the dedication of the house of David.
1 JEHOVAH, I will thee extol,
for thou hast lift up me;
and over me thou hast not made
my foes joyful to be.
2 O Lord my God, to thee I cry’d
and thou hast made me whole.
3 Out of the grave, o Jehovah,
thou hast brought up my soul:
Thou mad’st me to live, I went not down
4 to pit. Sing to the Lord,
(ye his Saints) and give thanks when ye
his holiness record.
5 For but a moment in his wrath;
life in his love doth stray:
weeping may lodge with us a night
but joy at break of day.
6 I said in my prosperity,
I shall be moved never.
7 Lord by thy favour thou hast made
my mountain stand fast ever:
Thou hid’st thy face, I troubled was.
8 I unto thee did cry,
o Lord: also my humble suit
unto the Lord made I.
9 What gain is in my blood; when I
into the pit go down?
shall dust give glory unto thee?
shall it thy truth make known?
10 Do thou me o Jehovah, hear,
and on me mercy have:
Jehovah, o be thou to me
an helper me to save.
11 Thou into dancing for my sake
converted hast my sadness:
my sackcloth thou unloosed hast,
and girded me with gladness:
12 That sing to thee my glory may,
and may not silent be:
o Lord my God, I will give thanks
for evermore to thee.