Psalm 116
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

Psalm 116

Thanksgiving for Recovery from Illness

1I love the Lord, because he has heard
    my voice and my supplications.
2Because he inclined his ear to me,
    therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3The snares of death encompassed me;
    the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
    I suffered distress and anguish.
4Then I called on the name of the Lord:
    “O Lord, I pray, save my life!”

5Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
    our God is merciful.
6The Lord protects the simple;
    when I was brought low, he saved me.
7Return, O my soul, to your rest,
    for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

8For you have delivered my soul from death,
    my eyes from tears,
    my feet from stumbling.
9I walk before the Lord
    in the land of the living.
10I kept my faith, even when I said,
    “I am greatly afflicted”;
11I said in my consternation,
    “Everyone is a liar.”

12What shall I return to the Lord
    for all his bounty to me?
13I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name of the Lord,
14I will pay my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people.
15Precious in the sight of the Lord
    is the death of his faithful ones.
16O Lord, I am your servant;
    I am your servant, the child of your serving girl.
    You have loosed my bonds.
17I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice
    and call on the name of the Lord.
18I will pay my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people,
19in the courts of the house of the Lord,
    in your midst, O Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord!

Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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