The psalmist professeth his love and duty to God for his deliverance.
Psalms 116:1 I haue loued: because God hath hearde my voyce [and] my prayers. Psalms 116:2 Because he hath enclined his eare vnto me: therfore I wyll call vpon hym as long as I lyue. Psalms 116:3 The snares of death compassed me rounde about: and the paynes of hell toke holde on me. I founde anguishe and heauinesse, Psalms 116:4 but I called vpon the name of God: [saying] O God, I beseche thee deliuer my soule Psalms 116:5 Gratious is God and ryghteous: our Lorde is mercifull. Psalms 116:6 God gardeth the simple: I was brought to the extremitie, and he preserued me. Psalms 116:7 Returne O my soule vnto thy rest: for God hath rewarded thee. Psalms 116:8 For [thou O Lorde] hast deliuered my soule from death: myne eyes from teares, and my feete from fallyng. Psalms 116:9 I wyll walke before the face of God: in the lande of the lyuyng. Psalms 116:10 I beleued, therfore I wyll speake: I was sore afflicted, Psalms 116:11 insomuch that I said in my rashnesse euery man is a lyer.
He studieth to be thankful.
Psalms 116:12 What rewarde shal I geue vnto God: for all the benefites that he hath done vnto me? Psalms 116:13 I wyll take the cuppe of saluation: and I wyll call vpon the name of God. Psalms 116:14 I wyll pay my vowes nowe vnto God: in the presence of all his people. Psalms 116:15 The death of his saintes: is precious in the eyes of God. Psalms 116:16 It is euen so O God, for I am thy seruaunt and the sonne of thy handemayde: thou hast loosed my bondes in sunder. Psalms 116:17 I wyll offer vnto thee the sacrifice of thankesgeuyng: and I wyll call vpon the name of God. Psalms 116:18 I wyll pay my vowes vnto God in the sight of all his people: Psalms 116:19 in the courtes of Gods house, euen in the myddest of thee O Hierusalem. Prayse ye the Lorde.