"Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish
and my years by groaning...
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love."
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Let Israel say:
“His love endures forever.”
Open for me the gates of the righteous;
I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord
through which the righteous may enter..."
Commentary on Psalm 31
Augustine, James Limburg, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon