I will enthusiastically praise You, LORD;
You have drawn me and lifted me up.
You haven’t left me to the mercy of my enemy self, flesh, devil.
Instead, you healed me.
You rescued my soul.
You resurrected me.
Praise God, fellow saints: brothers and sisters!
Give thanks to our God!
God was angry for a time [because of my sin]
Now, His favor stays with me eternally.
You strengthened me with Your favor and grace.
When I do feel distant from You, I am discouraged.
But You always turn my DOWN into UP
You relieve my grieving and fear
You cover me with joy — I can’t take it off, and I don’t want to.
The joy is there so that I will sing your praise.
It’s inside, bubbling out and will not be suppressed!
O Lord, you are MY GOD.
I will give and keep giving thanks to You forever
and ever and ever and ever and ever…
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