Joy Comes with the Morning
A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple. 30
I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up 1
and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, 2
and you have healed me.
O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; 3
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, 4
and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment, 5
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
As for me, I said in my prosperity, 6
“I shall never be moved.”
By your favor, O Lord, 7
you made my mountain stand strong;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed.
To you, O Lord, I cry, 8
and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
“What profit is there in my death, 9
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me! 10
O Lord, be my helper!”
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; 11
you have loosed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. 12
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!