Psalm 30

    Psalm 30

    David sings praises and gives thanks to the Lord—David pleads for mercy.

    A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.

    1 I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

    2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast ahealed me.

    3 O Lord, thou hast abrought up my bsoul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

    4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

    5 aFor his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but bjoy cometh in the morning.

    6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

    7 Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy aface, and I was troubled.

    8 I cried to thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made supplication.

    9 aWhat profit is there in my bblood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the cdust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

    10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.

    11 Thou hast turned for me my amourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with bgladness;

    12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.