A Psalm Song at the dedication of the house of David.
I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made
my foes to rejoice over me.||
(Jean Colombe, 1485-89)
O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me
alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance
of his holiness.||
For his anger endureth
but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but
joy cometh in the morning.||
(30:5) "For his anger endureth but a moment."|
How long does God's anger last?
And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.||
LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst
hide thy face, and I was troubled.||
I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.||
What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the
dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?||
Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.||
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my
sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;||
"Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing."
Is dancing a sin?
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.