"Like the sinful king of Israel, I had been walking softly before the Lord for a season"

When David (see note for p. 43) is overwhelmed by sorrow and trouble, he calls upon God and receives his mercy. In an expression of gratitude for this divine benevolence, he declares, “thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living” (Psalms 116:8-9).