Praying the Psalms: Psalm 30

Psalm 30

A Psalm. A Song At the Dedication of the House of David.

1 I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up,
And have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried out to You,
And You healed me.
3 O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave;
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

4 Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
5 For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.

6 Now in my prosperity I said,
"I shall never be moved."
7Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong;
You hid Your face, and I was troubled.

8 I cried out to You, O Lord;
And to the Lord I made supplication:
9"What profit is there in my blood,
When I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise You?
Will it declare Your truth?
10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me;
Lord, be my helper!"

11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.


Father, your lovingkindness toward me is above measure.
Thank You for all the ways You protect me and watch over me.
I know that my life is in Your hands.

I lift my voice in praise to You, O God.
I know your anger is brief but Your favor enduring.
I will not leave Your path of righteousness.
I have great strength through You.

I beg of You to continue being merciful to me.
While I live on Earth, I will live for You;
And when I die, I know it is gain!
Dear LORD, You are worthy of my praise forevermore!