Harvey, Jonathan: I love the Lord

I love the Lord (1976)

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
The sorrows of death compassed me,
and the pains of hell gat hold upon me:
I found trouble and sorrow.
Then called I upon the name of the Lord;
O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
Return unto thy rest, O my soul;
the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
I love the Lord.

Words: Psalm 116 vv. 1–4, 7–9
Music: Jonathan Harvey (b. 1939)