Psalm 30

1 I will exalt you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up from the depths:
    and have not suffered my foes to triumph over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you:
    and you have made me whole.
3 You brought me back, O Lord, from the land of silence:
    you saved my life from among those that go down to the Pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, all you his faithful ones:
    and give thanks to his holy name.
5 For if in his anger is havoc, in his good favour is life:
    heaviness may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
6 In my prosperity I said 'I shall never be moved:
    your goodness, O Lord, has set me on so firm a hill.'
7 Then you hid your face from me:
    and I was greatly dismayed.
8 I cried to you, O God:
    and made my petition humbly to my Lord.
9 'What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the Pit:
    can the dust give you thanks, or declare your faithfulness?
10 'Hear, O Lord, and be merciful:
    O Lord, be my helper.'
11 You have turned my lamentation into dancing:
    you have put off my sackcloth and girded me with joy,
12 That my heart may sing your praise and never be silent:
    O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.