PSALM 116:1-4, 12-19
METER: CM (86 86)
SUGGESTED TUNES: AMAZING GRACE, ARMENIA, or AZMON
This is the meter of such hymns as "Amazing Grace," "All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord," and "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing."
1. I love the Lord, for he hears me;
He list-ens when I pray.
He has in-clined his ear to me,
I'll call him all my life.
2. The snares of death en-com-passed me;
Its hor-rors dogged my steps;
Dis-tress and an-guish I did know.
I cried, "Lord, save my life."
3. What shall I ren-der to the Lord
For all his boun-teous gifts?
I will lift up sal-va-tion's cup
And call up-on his name.
4. Before his peo-ple I will pay
My vows unto the Lord,
For pre-cious in the Lord's sight is
The death of all his saints.
5. I am your ser-vant, O my Lord;
Your pre-cious hand-maid's child.
You loosed my bonds; I'll call your name
And give you thanks and praise.
6. Be-fore his peo-ple I will pay
My vows un-to the Lord
With-in the courts of Yah-weh's house
In Zi-on. Praise the Lord!
Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening. Stanzas 3-6 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.