Psalm 30

A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.

1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up,
And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God,
I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave:
Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his,
And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life:
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:
Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

8 I cried to thee, O LORD;
And unto the LORD I made supplication.
9 What profit is there in my blood,
When I go down to the pit?
Shall the dust praise thee?
Shall it declare thy truth?
10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me:
LORD, be thou my helper.

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing:
Thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.