The LORD brings us through our trials and turns our tears into gladness.

BibleGateway: Psalm 30

ESV Text: Psalm 30

Psalm 30 (Listen)

Joy Comes with the Morning

A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple.


30:1   I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up
    and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
  O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,
    and you have healed me.
  O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
    you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.1


  Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints,
    and give thanks to his holy name.2
  For his anger is but for a moment,
    and his favor is for a lifetime.3
  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 your favor, O LORD,
    you made my mountain stand strong;
  you hid your face;
    I was dismayed.


  To you, O LORD, I cry,
    and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
  “What profit is there in my death,4
    if I go down to the pit?5
  Will the dust praise you?
    Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10   Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me!
    O LORD, be my helper!”


11   You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
    you have loosed my sackcloth
    and clothed me with gladness,
12   that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
    O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

Footnotes

[1] 30:3 Or to life, that I should not go down to the pit

[2] 30:4 Hebrew to the memorial of his holiness (see Exodus 3:15)

[3] 30:5 Or and in his favor is life

[4] 30:9 Hebrew in my blood

[5] 30:9 Or to corruption

(ESV)


KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 30:

     1 A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David. I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

     6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. 7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. 8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. 9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? 10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. 11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 535:
Rejoice, my Heart, be Glad and Sing

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing, 
A cheerful trust maintain; 
For God, the Source of everything, 
Thy Portion shall remain. 

2. He is thy Treasure, He thy Joy, 
Thy Life and Light and Lord, 
Thy Counselor when doubts annoy, 
Thy Shield and great Reward. 

3. Why spend the day in blank despair, 
In restless thought the night? 
On thy Creator cast thy care; 
He makes thy burdens light. 

4. Did not His love and truth and power 
Watch o’er thy childhood day? 
Has He not oft in threatening hour 
Turned dreaded ills away? 

5. He ever will with patience chide, 
His rod falls gently down, 
And all thy sins He casts aside 
And in the sea doth drown. 

6. When silent woe thy bosom rends, 
His pity sees thy grief, 
Supplies what to His glory tends 
And to thine own relief. 

7. He knows how oft a Christian weeps 
And why his tears now fall; 
And in the His mercy keeps 
These things are noted all. 

8. His wisdom never plans in vain, 
Ne’er falters or mistakes; 
All that His counsels did ordain 
A happy ending makes. 

9. Upon thy lips, then, lay thy hand 
And trust His guiding love; 
Then like a rock thy peace shall stand 
Here and in heaven above. 


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