PSALM 116:1-9
METER:  88 88 88
SUGGESTED TUNE:  ST. CATHERINE
This is the same meter as the hymn "Faith of Our Fathers"

1.  I love the Lord, for he hears me;
    He lis-tens to me when I pray.
    He has in-clined his ear to me,
    So I'll call on him all my life.
    The snares of death en-com-passed me,
    Death's hor-rors laid their hold on me;
2.  Dis-tress and an-guish did I know.
    I cried out, "Lord, please save my life."
    The Lord is mer-ci-ful and just;
    Full of com-pas-sion is our God.
    The hum-ble ones he does pre-serve;
    When I was brought down, he saved me.
3.  Re-turn, my soul, un-to your rest,
    Be-cause the Lord is good to me.
    The Lord has saved my soul from death,
    He kept my eyes from shed-ding tears,
    From stum-bling he has kept my feet.
    I walk with him while in this world.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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