Monday, June 23, 2008

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 116

1I love HaShem, because she has heard my voice and my supplications.

2Because she inclined her ear to me, therefore I will call on her as long as I live.

3The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.

4Then I called on the name of HaShem: “O God, I pray, save my life!”

5Gracious is HaShem, and righteous; our God is merciful.

6HaShem protects the simple; when I was brought low, she saved me.

7Return, O my soul, to your rest, for HaShem has dealt bountifully with you.

8For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

9I walk before HaShem in the land of the living.

10I kept my faith, even when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”;

11I said in my consternation, “Everyone is a liar.”

12What shall I return to HaShem for all her bounty to me?

13I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of HaShem,

14I will pay my vows to HaShem in the presence of all her people.

15Precious in the sight of HaShem is the death of her faithful ones.

16O God, I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your servant. You have loosed my bonds.

17I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of HaShem.

18I will pay my vows to HaShem in the presence of all her people,

19in the courts of the house of HaShem, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise HaShem!