Thanksgiving for Recovery from Grave Illness

A Psalm of David. A Song at the dedication of the Temple.

I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast drawn me up,

and hast not let my foes rejoice over me.

O Lord my God, I cried to thee for help,

and thou hast healed me.

O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol,

restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.[a]

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,

and give thanks to his holy name.

For his anger is but for a moment,

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,

“I shall never be moved.”

By thy favor, O Lord,

thou hadst established me as a strong mountain;

thou didst hide thy face,

I was dismayed.

To thee, O Lord, I cried;

and to the Lord I made supplication:

“What profit is there in my death,

if I go down to the Pit?

Will the dust praise thee?

Will it tell of thy faithfulness?

10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me!

O Lord, be thou my helper!”

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing;

thou hast loosed my sackcloth

and girded me with gladness,

12 that my soul[b] may praise thee and not be silent.

O Lord my God, I will give thanks to thee for ever.


  1. Psalm 30:3 Or that I should not go down to the Pit
  2. Psalm 30:12 Heb that glory