Psalm 30


C.M. D

1I will exalt You, Lord, my God, for You have lifted me
out of the depths and did not let my foes gloat over me.
2O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and healing came;
3You brought me up from grave and pit, and spared me from great shame.

4Sing to the Lord, you saints of His, and praise His holy Name;
5His anger lasts a moment, but His favor will remain.
For weeping may remain all night, and heavy sorrow borne;
But with the dawn returns the light; rejoicing comes with morn.

6When I felt safe, I boldly said, “I’ll never shaken be!”
7O Lord, You made my hill stand firm, when You showed grace to me.
But when You hid Your face from me, I surely was dismayed.
8To You I called, Lord – to the Lord my cry for mercy made:

9“What gain is there if I’m destroyed and go down to the pit?
Will dust praise You? Will faithfulness of God be told by it?
10Hear me, O Lord, and be my help! Be merciful to me!
O Lord my God, I cry to You—my helper please now be!”

11You turned my mourning into dance; my feet with dance employed.
My sackcloth You removed and then You clothed me with great joy,
12That my heart may sing praise to You, and never silent be.
O Lord my God, I’ll give You thanks and praise eternally!