Psalm 116a Friday Evening 2
For love of me Yahweh heard * my plea for his mercy.
Yes, he turned his ear to me * even as I called.
The bands of Death surrounded me, * and emissaries of Sheol overtook me.
By anguish and grief was I overtaken, * but I invoked the name of Yahweh:
“I beg you, Yahweh, * deliver my soul!”
Gracious is Yahweh and just; * our God is merciful.
Yahweh is the defender of the simple; * I was brought low but he saved me.
“Return, my soul, to your rest, * for Yahweh has treated you kindly,
for you, my soul, have been rescued from Death, * you, my eye, from Tears, * you, my foot, from Banishment.
I shall walk before Yahweh * in the Fields of Life.”