1 I Love the Lord, because he doth
my voice and prayer hear.
2 And in my days will call, because
he bow’d to me his ear.
3 The pangs of death on ev’ry side
about beset me round:
the pains of hell ‘gate hold on me,
distress and grief I found.
4 Upon Jehovah’s Name therefore
I called, and did say,
deliver thou my soul, o Lord,
I do thee humbly pray.
5 Gracious the Lord and just, our God
is merciful also.
6 The Lord the simple keeps: and he
sav'd me when I was low.
7 O thou my soul do thou return
unto thy quiet rest:
because the Lord to thee himself
hath bounteously exprest.
8 For thou hast freed my soul from death,
mine eyes from tears, from fall
9 my feet. Before the Lord i'th land
of living walk I shall.
10 I did believe, therefore I spake:
afflicted much was I.
11 That every man a liar is
I did say hastily.
12 What shall I render to the Lord,
to me for’s benefits all.
13 I’ll take the cup of saving health
and on the Lords Name call.
14 In presence now of all his folk,
I’ll pay the Lord my vows.
15 Of his Saints, in Jehovah’s sight
the death is precious.
16 I am thy servant, truly Lord
thine own servant am I:
I am the son of thy hand-maid,
my bands thou didst untie.
17 Of thanksgiving the sacrifice
offer to thee I will:
Jehovah’s Name I earnestly
will call upon it still.
18 Unto Jehovah I will pay
the vows were made by me,
now in the presence of all them
that his own people be.
19 Within the Courts of the Lords house,
ev'n in the midst of thee
o thou city Jerusalem:
o praise Jehovah ye.