A Song at the Dedication of the House of David
1 I will extol Thee, O Lord, for Thou hast drawn me up,
and hast not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to Thee for help,
and Thou hast healed me.
3 O Lord, Thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol,
restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints,
and give thanks to His holy name.
5 For His anger is but for a moment,
and His favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
6 As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”
7 By Thy favor, O Lord,
Thou hadst established me as a strong mountain;
Thou didst hide thy face,
I was dismayed.
8 To Thee, O Lord, I cried;
and to the Lord I made supplication:
9 “What profit is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise Thee?
Will it tell of Thy faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me!
O Lord, be Thou my helper!”
11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing;
Thou hast loosed my sackcloth
and girded me with gladness,
12 that my soul may praise Thee and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to Thee for ever.
– Psalm 30