A psalm of David. A song for the dedication of the Temple.
1I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me.
You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.
2O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you restored my health.
3You brought me up from the grave, O Lord.
You kept me from falling into the pit of death.
4Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones!
Praise his holy name.
5For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
6When I was prosperous, I said,
“Nothing can stop me now!”
7Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain.
Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered.
8I cried out to you, O Lord.
I begged the Lord for mercy, saying,
9“What will you gain if I die,
if I sink into the grave?
Can my dust praise you?
Can it tell of your faithfulness?
10Hear me, Lord, and have mercy on me.
Help me, O Lord.”
11You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
12that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!