The psalmist professeth his love and duty to God for his deliverance.
Psalms 116:1 I have loved, because Jehovah heareth My voice, my supplication, Psalms 116:2 Because He hath inclined His ear to me, And during my days I call. Psalms 116:3 Compassed me have cords of death, And straits of Sheol have found me, Distress and sorrow I find. Psalms 116:4 And in the name of Jehovah I call: I pray Thee, O Jehovah, deliver my soul, Psalms 116:5 Gracious [is] Jehovah, and righteous, Yea, our God [is] merciful, Psalms 116:6 A preserver of the simple [is] Jehovah, I was low, and to me He giveth salvation. Psalms 116:7 Turn back, O my soul, to thy rest, For Jehovah hath conferred benefits on thee. Psalms 116:8 For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, my feet from overthrowing. Psalms 116:9 I walk habitually before Jehovah In the lands of the living. Psalms 116:10 I have believed, for I speak, II have been afflicted greatly. Psalms 116:11 I said in my haste, 'Every man [is] a liar.'
He studieth to be thankful.
Psalms 116:12 What do I return to Jehovah? All His benefits [are] upon me. Psalms 116:13 The cup of salvation I lift up, And in the name of Jehovah I call. Psalms 116:14 My vows to Jehovah let me complete, I pray you, before all His people. Psalms 116:15 Precious in the eyes of Jehovah [is] the death for His saints. Psalms 116:16 Cause [it] to come, O Jehovah, for I [am] Thy servant. I [am] Thy servant, son of Thy handmaid, Thou hast opened my bonds. Psalms 116:17 To Thee I sacrifice a sacrifice of thanks, And in the name of Jehovah I call. Psalms 116:18 My vows to Jehovah let me complete, I pray you, before all His people, Psalms 116:19 In the courts of the house of Jehovah, In thy midst, O Jerusalem, praise ye Jah!