I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy.
   He listened so intently
  as I laid out my case before him.
   Death stared me in the face,
  hell was hard on my heels.
   Up against it, I didn't know which way to turn;
  then I called out to God for help:
   "Please, God!" I cried out.
  "Save my life!"
God is gracious—it is he who makes things right,
  our most compassionate God.
God takes the side of the helpless;
  when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. 
   I said to myself, "Relax and rest.
God has showered you with blessings.
  Soul, you've been rescued from death;
  Eye, you've been rescued from tears;
  And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling." 
    I'm striding in the presence of God,
  alive in the land of the living!
   I stayed faithful, though bedeviled,
  and despite a ton of bad luck,
   Despite giving up on the human race,
  saying, "They're all liars and cheats." 
 What can I give back to God
  for the blessings he's poured out on me?
   I'll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to God!
  I'll pray in the name of God;
   I'll complete what I promised God I'd do,
  and I'll do it together with his people.

   When they arrive at the gates of death,
God welcomes those who love him.
   Oh, God, here I am, your servant,
  your faithful servant: set me free for your service!
   I'm ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice
  and pray in the name of God.
   I'll complete what I promised God I'd do,
  and I'll do it in company with his people,
   In the place of worship, in God's house,
  in Jerusalem, God's city.

– Psalm 116