Mission of St. Clare logo Psalm 116 Dixit Dominus

I am well pleased that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer, that he hath inclined his ear unto me;
therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The snares of death compassed me round about, and the pains of hell got hold upon me.

I shall find trouble and heaviness, and I will call upon the Name of the Lord;
O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
yea, our God is merciful.

The Lord preserveth the simple;
I was in misery, and he helped me.

Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul;
for the Lord hath rewarded thee.

And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

I believed, and therefore will I speak;
but I was sore troubled.

I said in my haste, All men are liars.

What reward shall I give unto the Lord for all the benefits that he hath done unto me? I will receive the cup of salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people: right dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Behold, O Lord, how that I am thy servant;
I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid.

Thou hast broken my bonds in sunder.

I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the Name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the sight of all his people, in the courts of the Lord’s house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord.