The psalmist professeth his love and duty to God for his deliverance.
Psalms 116:1 I loue the Lorde, because he hath heard my voyce and my prayers. Psalms 116:2 For he hath inclined his eare vnto me, whe I did call vpon him in my dayes. Psalms 116:3 When the snares of death copassed me, and the griefes of the graue caught me: when I founde trouble and sorowe. Psalms 116:4 Then I called vpon the Name of the Lord, saying, I beseech thee, O Lord, deliuer my soule. Psalms 116:5 The Lorde is mercifull and righteous, and our God is full of compassion. Psalms 116:6 The Lorde preserueth the simple: I was in miserie and he saued me. Psalms 116:7 Returne vnto thy rest, O my soule: for the Lord hath bene beneficiall vnto thee, Psalms 116:8 Because thou hast deliuered my soule from death, mine eyes from teares, and my feete from falling. Psalms 116:9 I shall walke before the Lord in the lande of the liuing. Psalms 116:10 I beleeued, therefore did I speake: for I was sore troubled. Psalms 116:11 I said in my feare, All men are lyers.
He studieth to be thankful.
Psalms 116:12 What shall I render vnto the Lord for all his benefites toward me? Psalms 116:13 I will take the cup of saluation, and call vpon the Name of the Lord. Psalms 116:14 I will pay my vowes vnto the Lorde, euen nowe in the presence of all his people. Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lorde is the death of his Saintes. Psalms 116:16 Beholde, Lord: for I am thy seruant, I am thy seruant, and the sonne of thine handmaide: thou hast broken my bondes. Psalms 116:17 I will offer to thee a sacrifice of prayse, and will call vpon the Name of the Lord. Psalms 116:18 I will pay my vowes vnto the Lorde, euen nowe in the presence of all his people, Psalms 116:19 In the courtes of ye Lords house, euen in the middes of thee, O Ierusalem. Praise ye the Lord.