11I will praise you because you have freed me. Nothing is definitive in this life. The Lord alternates joys and sorrows according to what we need for the development of our faith. We are, at times, surprised: the trials discourage us as if God no longer existed, and when God gives favors, we dare not believe them to be true.
2 I extol you, O Lord, for you have rescued me
3 O Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.
4 O Lord, you have brought me up from the grave, you gave me life when I was going to the pit.
5 Sing to the Lord, O you his saints, give thanks and praise to his holy name.
6 For his anger lasts but a little while, and his kindness all through life.
6 Weeping may tarry for the night, but rejoicing comes with the dawn.
7 Once in my prosperity I said, I shall not be troubled.
8 Yet it was you, O Lord, who made me stand on the rock
9 To you, O Lord, I called
10 What good would there be in my destruction, in my going down to the pit?
10 Would my dust give you praise?
10 Would it prove your faithfulness?
11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me
12 But now, you have turned my mourn ing into rejoicing
13 And so my soul, no longer silent, now sings praise without ceasing. O Lord my God, forever will I give you thanks.