Psalm. Song for the dedication of the house. From David.
I exalt you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up,
You did not want my enemies to rejoice over me.
Lord my God! I cried out to you, and you healed me.
Eternal! you made my soul go up from the grave,
You brought me back to life far from those who descend into the pit.
Sing to the Lord, you who love him,
Celebrate by your praises his holiness!
For his anger lasts for a moment, but his grace all his life;
In the evening come tears, and in the morning joy.
I said in my safety: I will never falter!
Eternal! by your grace you had strengthened my mountain ...
You hid your face, and I was troubled.
Eternal! I cried to you, I cried out to the Lord:
What do you get to shed my blood,
To get me down in the pit?
Does dust have praise for you?
Does she tell your loyalty?
Listen, O LORD, have mercy on me!
Lord, help me! -
And you changed my lamentation into joy,
You untied my bag, and you surrounded me with joy,
So that my heart may sing to you and not be dumb.
LORD, my God! I will always praise you.