Psalms Chapter 116
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The Psalmist professeth his loue and duetie to God, for his deliuerance. 12 Hee studieth to be thankfull.
I loue the Lord: because hee hath heard my voice, & my supplications.
Because hee hath inclined his eare vnto mee: therefore will I call vpon him as long as I liue.2
The sorrowes of death compassed me, and the paines of hell gate hold vpon me: I found trouble and sorrow.3
Then called I vpon the Name of the Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee deliuer my soule.
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous: yea our God is mercifull.
The Lord preserueth the simple: I was brought low, and hee helped me.
Returne vnto thy rest, O my soule: for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
For thou hast deliuered my soule from death, mine eyes from teares, and my feete from falling.
I wil walke before the Lord: in the land of the liuing.
I beleeued, therfore haue I spoken: I was greatly afflicted.10
I said in my haste: All men are lyers.11
What shall I render vnto the Lord: for all his benefits towards mee?
The Saints death.
I will take the cup of saluation: and call vpon the Name of the Lord.
I will pay my vowes vnto the Lord: now in the presence of all his people.
Precious in þe sight of the Lord: is the death of his Saints.
Oh Lord, truely I am thy seruant, I am thy seruant, and the sonne of thy handmayde: thou hast loosed my bonds.
I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thankes-giuing: and will call vpon the Name of the Lord.
I will pay my vowes vnto the Lord: now in the presence of all his people:
In the Courts of the Lords house, in the middes of thee, O Ierusalem. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalms Chapter 116 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Hebr. in my dayes.
3 Psal.18. 5.6. , Hebr. found me.
10 2. Cor. 4. 13.
11 Rom. 3.4.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania