Jewish temple priests who walked to the Temple of Solomon chanted this song once they reached the Temple Court. Here is DeVora's contemporary version of this beautiful psalm.
I will exalt You, Adonai, for You have lifted me up, and have not made my foes to gilah (rejoice) over me.
Adonai, my Elohim, I cry to You and You heal me.
Adonai, You have brought my being up from Sheol (Hell). You have kept me alive so that I may not go down to the pit.
Sing to Adonai, O you kidushim (saints) of His, and give todah (thanks) at the remembrance of His set-apartness.
For His anger endures but a moment, in His favor is chayim (life).
Weeping may endure for a night, but simcha (joy) comes in the morning, Simcha!
And in my ease, I said I shall never be moved. Adonai, by Your favor, You have made my har (mountain) stand strong.
You did hide Your face, and I was troubled.
I cried to You, YHvH, and to Adonai I make my plea. I make my plea:
What profit is there in my dahm (blood) when I go down to the pit?
Shall the dust hallel (praise) You? Shall it declare Your emet (truth)?
Hear Adonai, and have rachamim (mercy) upon me. Adonai be my Helper.
You have turned my mourning into dancing!
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with JOY! HalleluYAH!
So, I will shir (sing) HalleluYAH to You and not be silent.
Adonai, my Elohim, I will give todah (thanks) to You.
from Spirit-Filled Israel,
released July 31, 2014
DeVora Clark: guitars and vocals
Brad Bailey: additional guitars and bass