The waters rushed in all around me, Deep darkness encompassed my soul.
The tempest engulfed me and drowned me; Leviathan swallowed me whole.
The bars of the earth sealed behind me, Far down where the mountains are moored;
And there where no helper could find me, I looked in despair for the Lord.
I looked in despair for the Lord.
Distressed by my folly and error, Ashamed of my cowardly flight,
I cried out in torment and terror, “Lord, have I been cast from Your sight?”
Yet when I was fainting in spirit, Entangled in death’s mighty cord,
I prayed, and I knew He would hear it; I called on the Name of the Lord.
I called on the Name of the Lord.
I sing with the voice of thanksgiving And worship the God who can save,
Who led me to lands of the living, And rescued my soul form the grave.
Each vow I have sworn I will pay Him; By service will be my reward.
With gratitude I will obey Him; Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Salvation belongs to the Lord.