Joy in the Morning
A psalm; a dedication song for the house.
1.) I will exalt You, Lord,
because You have lifted me up
and have not allowed my enemies
to triumph over me.
2.) Lord my God,
I cried to You for help, and You healed me.
3.) Lord, You brought me up from Sheol;
You spared me from among those
going down to the Pit.
4.) Sing to Yahweh, you His faithful ones,
and praise His holy name.
5.) For His anger lasts only a moment,
but His favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may spend the night,
but there is joy in the morning.
6.) When I was secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”
7.) Lord, when You showed Your favor,
You made me stand like a strong mountain;
when You hid Your face, I was terrified.
8.) Lord, I called to You;
I sought favor from my Lord:
9.) “What gain is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise You?
Will it proclaim Your truth?
10.) Lord, listen and be gracious to me;
Lord, be my helper.”
11.) You turned my lament into dancing;
You removed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
12.) so that I can sing to You and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise You forever.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
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