Circumdederunt me dolores mortis: et torrentes iniquitatis conturbaverunt me.
Dolores inferni circumdederunt me: preoccupaverunt me laquei mortis.
In tribulatione mea invocavi Dominum, et ad Deum meum clamavi:
Et exaudivit de templo sancto suo vocem meam:
et clamor meus in conspectu ejus, introivit in aures ejus.
Et apparuerunt fontes aquarum, et revelata sunt fundamenta orbis terrarum:
Ab increpatione tua, Domine, ab inspiratione spiritus irae tuae.
Misit de summo, et accepit me: et assumpsit me de aquis multis.
A deadly flood surrounded me,
devilish torrents rushed at me;
caught by the cords of the grave,
I was brought to the snares of death.
But I called to the Lord in my distress,
I cried to my God for help; and from his temple he heard my voice,
my cry of grief reached his ears.
The beds of the seas appeared,
the foundations of the world were laid bare
at the rebuke of the Lord,
at the blast of his breath.
Reaching down from above,
he drew me out of the deep waters.
Psalm 18: 5-7, 16-17