The Lord has heard my voice and plea,
I prayed, “Lord, save my life.”
The Lord inclined an ear to me
‘mid snares of death and strife.
The Lord is gracious, merciful,
to people such as me.
My soul can rest in God who deals
with people bountifully.
From death I’ve been delivered and
my eyes are free of tears.
My feet as well from stumbling. I
walk living with no fears.
When stricken and afflicted,
thinking everyone a liar
My faith in God remained, though all
around me things were dire.
God’s given me so much and I
have nothing to return,
But worship and devotion and
a way of life to learn.
The lives and deaths of faithful folk
are precious to the Lord.
God’s servants find their freedom in
the sacraments and word.
Give thanks and offer sacrifice
and call upon God’s name.
Where congregations gather, join
the song and raise the strain.
In city, country, wilderness;
alone and in a crowd.
Raise praising unto heaven.
Sing with confidence out loud.
Image: Falaq Lazuardi on Unsplash
Source: Psalm 116
Text: David Alexander, 2020 CC0
Tune: Cripplegate, Public Domain
Audio: www.smallchurchmusic.com Used by Permission