I tried to flee from the presence of the Lord,
Rather than proclaim His prediction;
But when they cast me into the deep sea,
I cried out to Him in my affliction.
Down in the deep, in the heart of the sea,
The great fish He prepared, found me;
And from his belly I cried out to the Lord,
As the waters of the deep closed 'round me.
I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
Seaweeds were wrapped around my head;
Earth, with its bars closed forever around me,
Yet God brought up my life as from the dead.
In the depths my soul
fainted within me;
To God I cried as
I remembered His word,
With a voice
of thanksgiving I shall obey,
For I know salvation is of the Lord.