I love the LORD, for he has heard my voice. / He turned to me and heard my cry for mercy. / Anguished by death and overcome by sorrow, / I turned in my distress to God in prayer.
Our God is gracious, merciful, and just. / He watches over all the simple-hearted. / Rest, O my soul, and trust him for salvation. / Remember all his goodness shown to you.
For you, O LORD, have saved my soul from death. / You kept my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. / I kept my faith, though I was much afflicted. / Dismayed, I said, “All people are untrue.”
How can I pay the LORD for all his gifts? / I will lift up the cup of full salvation. / I will fulfill my vows to God my Savior. / With all his saints I’ll call upon his name.
Precious to God the dying of his saints. / I am your faithful servant, freed from bondage. / I’ll pay my vows and, with your people, thank you. / Come to his house, O people, praise the LORD!
Helen Otte, 1980