Psalm 116

1    I love the Lord, because my voice

          and prayers he did hear.

2    I, while I live, will call on him,

          who bow’d to me his ear.

3    Of death the cords and sorrows did

          about me compass round;

     The pains of hell took hold on me,

          I grief and trouble found.

4    Upon the name of God the Lord

          then did I call, and say,

     Deliver thou my soul, O Lord,

          I do thee humbly pray.

5    God merciful and righteous is,

          yea, gracious is our Lord.

6    God saves the meek: I was brought low,

          he did me help afford.

7    O thou my soul, do thou return

          unto thy quiet rest;

     For largely, lo, the Lord to thee

          his bounty hath exprest.

8    For my distressed soul from death

          deliver’d was by thee:

     Thou didst my mourning eyes from tears,

          my feet from falling, free.

9    I in the land of those that live

          will walk the Lord before.

10   I did believe, therefore I spake:

          I was afflicted sore.

11   I said, when I was in my haste,

          that all men liars be.

12   What shall I render to the Lord

          for all his gifts to me?

13   I’ll of salvation take the cup,

          on God’s name will I call:

14   I’ll pay my vows now to the Lord

          before his people all.

15   Dear in God’s sight is his saints’ death.

16         Thy servant, Lord, am I;

     Thy servant sure, thine handmaid’s son:

          my bands thou didst untie.

17   Thank-off ‘rings I to thee will give,

          and on God’s name will call.

18   I’ll pay my vows now to the Lord

          before his people all;

19   Within the courts of God’s own house,

          within the midst of thee,

     O city of Jerusalem.

          Praise to the Lord give ye.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.