The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
My heart is aflame, so graciously the Lord listens to my entreaty;
the Lord, who grants me audience when I invoke his name.
Death’s noose about me, caught in the snares of the grave, ever I found distress and grief at my side,
till I called upon the Lord, Save me, Lord, in my peril.
Merciful the Lord our God is, and just, and full of pity;
he cares for simple hearts, and to me, when I lay humbled, he brought deliverance.
Return, my soul, where thy peace lies; the Lord has dealt kindly with thee;
he has saved my life from peril, banished my tears, kept my feet from falling.
Mine to walk at ease, enjoying the Lord’s presence, in the land of the living.
The Holy Bible