6 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice he heard my cry for mercy. 7 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. 8 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 9 Then I called on the name of the Lord: “ Lord, save me! ”5 The Lord is gracious and righteous our God is full of compassion. 6 The Lord protects the unwary when I was brought low, he saved me. 7 Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 8 For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9 that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.