1I love the Lord, because he heard my voice. He heard my cry for his favor.2Because he paid attention to me, I will call out to him as long as I live.3The ropes of death were wrapped around me. The horrors of the grave came over me. I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.4Then I called out to the Lord. I cried out, “Lord, save me!”5The Lord is holy and kind. Our God is full of tender love.6The Lord takes care of those who are as helpless as children. When I was in great need, he saved me.7I said to myself, “Be calm. The Lord has been good to me.”8Lord, you have saved me from death. You have dried the tears from my eyes. You have kept me from tripping and falling.9So now I can enjoy life here with you while I'm still living.10I believed in you even when I said to myself, “I'm in great pain.”11When I was terrified, I said to myself, “No one tells the truth.”12The Lord has been so good to me! How can I ever pay him back?13I will bring an offering of wine to the Lord and thank him for saving me. I will worship him.14In front of all of the Lord's people, I will do what I promised him.15The Lord pays special attention when his faithful people die.16Lord, I serve you. I serve you just as my mother did. You have set me free from the chains of my suffering.17Lord, I will sacrifice a thank offering to you. I will worship you.18In front of all of the Lord's people, I will do what I promised him.19I will keep my promise in the courtyards of the Lord's temple. I will keep my promise in Jerusalem itself. Praise the Lord.