1 I will exalt you, love
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 I called to love for help,
and love healed me.
3 Love brought me up from the realm of the dead;
and spared me from going down to the pit.
4 Sing the praises of love, faithful people;
5 For anger lasts only a moment,
but love’s favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
6 When I felt secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”
7 When love favored me,
love made my royal mountain[c] stand firm;
but when love hid it’s face,
I was dismayed.
8 To Love I called;
to Love I cried for mercy:
9 “What is gained if I am silenced,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, Love, and be merciful to me;
Love, be my help.”
11 Love turned my wailing into dancing;
Love removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing love’s praises and not be silent.
Love, I will praise you forever.