Do You Hear What I Hear?

I love that Adonai heard
my voice when I prayed;
because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of death were all around me
Sh'ol's constrictions held me fast;
I was finding only distress and anguish.
But I called on the name of Adonai:
"Please, Adonai! Save me!"

Adonai is merciful and righteous;
yes, our God is compassionate.
Adonai preserves the thoughtless;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
My soul, return to your rest!
For Adonai has been generous toward you.
Yes, you have rescued me from death,
my eyes from tears and my feet from falling.
I will go on walking in the presence of Adonai
in the lands of the living.
I will keep on trusting even when I say,
"I am utterly miserable,"
even when, in my panic, I declare,
"Everything human is deceptive."

Psalm 116:1-11 (The Jewish Bible)