Psalm 30    Exaltabo te, Domine.

1     I will magnify thee O Lord, for thou hast set me up : and not made my foes to triumph over me.

2     O Lord my God, I cried unto thee : and thou hast healed me.

3     Thou Lord hast brought my soul from hell : thou hast kept my life from them that go down to the pit.

4     Sing praises unto the Lord, O ye saints of his : and give thanks unto his holy Name.

5     For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his favour is life : heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6     As for me in my prosperity I said, 'I shall never be moved : thou Lord of thy goodness hast made my hill so strong.

7     But thou didst turn thy face from me : and I was troubled.

8     Then cried I unto thee, O Lord : and gat me to my Lord right humbly.

9     What profit is there in my blood : when I go down to the pit?

10   Shall the dust give thanks unto thee : or shall it declare thy truth?

11   Hear O Lord and have mercy upon me : Lord be thou my helper.

12   Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy : thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness.

13   That my soul may sing of thy praise without ceasing : O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.