A Song
shiyr  (sheer)
a song; abstractly, singing -- musical(-ick), sing(-er, -ing), song.
of degrees
ma`alah  (mah-al-aw')
elevation, i.e. the act; specifically a climactic progression (in certain Psalms) -- things that come up, (high) degree, deal, go up, stair, step, story.
In my distress
tsarah  (tsaw-raw')
tightness (i.e. figuratively, trouble); transitively, a female rival -- adversary, adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation, trouble.
I cried
qara'  (kaw-raw')
to call out to (i.e. properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications)
unto the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
and he heard
`anah  (aw-naw')
to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce