1 A melody. A song of inauguration of the house. Of David.
I will exalt you, O Jehovah, for you have lifted me up; You did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
2 O Jehovah my God, I cried to you for help, and you healed me.
3 O Jehovah, you have lifted me up from the Grave. You kept me alive; you spared me from sinking into the pit.
4 Sing praises to Jehovah, you his loyal ones, Give thanks to his holy name;
5 Because being under his anger is only for a moment, But being in his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may come in the evening, but in the morning, there is a joyful cry.
6 When I was untroubled, I said: “I will never be shaken.”
7 O Jehovah, while I was in your favor, you made me as strong as a mountain. But when you hid your face, I became terrified.
8 To you, O Jehovah, I kept calling; And to Jehovah, I kept pleading for favor.
9 What profit is there in my death, in my going down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Jehovah, and show me favor. O Jehovah, become my helper.
11 You have changed my mourning into dancing; You have removed my sackcloth, and you clothe me with rejoicing,
12 So that I may sing your praise and not keep silent. O Jehovah my God, I will praise you forever.