Out of the depths I cry to you: O Lord, now hear me callingTranslator: Gracia Grindal; Author: Martin Luther (1524)
Tune: AUS TIEFER NOT (Luther)
Published in 5 hymnals
Audio files: Recording
|First Line:||Out of the depths I cry to you: O Lord, now hear me calling|
|Title:||Out of the Depths I Cry to You|
|German Title:||Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1524)|
|Copyright:||Trans. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship; © 1978, 2006 Augsburg Fortress Publishers|
Aus tiefer Woth schrei ich zu dir. Martin Luther. [Ps. cxxx.] This beautiful, though free, version of Ps. cxxx. was written in 1523. Ps. cxxx. was a great favourite with Luther, one of those he called Pauline Psalms —the others being Ps. xxxii., li., and cxliii. With its versification he took special pains, and the final result ranks with the finest of German Psalm versions. It first appeared in 4 stanzas of 7 lines in Etlich cristlich lider, Wittenberg, 1524, and in Eyn Enchiridion, Erfurt, 1524. The form now in use considerably altered, and with stanza ii. rewritten as ii., iii., appeared in the Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524, in 5 stanzas was included as No. 1 in Luther's Christliche Geseng zum Begrebnis, Wittenberg, 1542, and since in almost all German hymn-books, as recently in the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 362. Both forms are included in Wackernagel’s D. Kirchenlied, iii. pp. 7-8, and in Schircks's ed. of Luther's Geistliche Lieder, 1854, pp. 66-68.
The fine melody (in the Irish Church Hymnal called De profundis; elsewhere, Luther's 130th, &c.) is possibly by Luther, and first appeared, with the 5 stanza form, in 1524.
The hymn was sung, May 9, 1525, at the funeral of the Elector Friedrich the Wise in the Court church at Wittenberg; by the weeping multitude at Halle when, on Feb. 20, 1546, Luther's body was being taken to its last resting-place at Wittenberg; and again as the last hymn in the Cathedral at Strasburg before the city was captured by the French in 1681. Stanza v. comforted the last hours of Christian, Elector of Saxony, 1591, of Johann Georg L, Elector of Saxony, 1656, and of King Friedrich I. of Prussia, 1723 (Koch, viii. 211-216).
Translations in common use:—
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #424||Out of the Depths (Psalm 130)||Out of the depths I cry to you||AUS TIEFER NOT||Martin Luther||184.108.40.206.8.8.7||Psalm 130; Psalm 40:1-4; Psalm 40:11-12; Psalm 71:2; Psalm 120:1; Habakkuk 2:3-4; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9||2013||Compassion | ; Confession | ; Christ's Return | ; Faith | ; Forgiveness | ; Grace | ; Grief | ; Hope | ; Mercy | ; Prayer | ; Redemption | ; Repentance | ; Sin | ; Trust |||Trans. composite|
|Hymnal: A Worship Book #133||Out of the depths I cry to you||Out of the depths I cry to you||AUS TIEFER NOT||Gracia Grindal; Martin Luther||Psalm 130||1992||<cite>Etlich Christlich Lieder</cite>, 1524; <cite>Lutheran Book of Worship</cite>, 1978, alt.|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #130A||Out of the Depths I Cry to You||Out of the depths I cry to you||AUS TIEFER NOT||Martin Luther; Gracia Grindal||220.127.116.11.8.8.7||Psalm 130||2012||Biblical Names and Places | Israel; Church Year | Advent; Church Year | Ash Wednesday; Church Year | Good Friday; Church Year | Lent; Comfort and Encouragement | ; Conflict | ; Cry to God | ; Daily Prayer | Midday Prayer; Darkness | ; Elements of Worship | Assurance of Pardon; Elements of Worship | Confession (Corporate); Elements of Worship | Confession (Individual); Elements of Worship | Lord's Supper; Failure | ; Forgiveness | ; God | Dependence on; God | Desire for; God as | Refuge; God's | Word; God's | Forgiveness; God's | Name; God's | People (flock, sheep); God's | Promises; God's | Strength; Grace | ; Guilt | ; Hope | ; Hopelessness | ; Judgment | ; Love | ; Mercy | ; Occasional Services | Funerals; Patience | ; People of God / Church | Suffering; Prayer | ; Salvation | ; Social Justice | ; Temptation And Trial | ; The Fall | ; Victory | ; War and Revolution | ; Year A, Lent, 5th Sunday | ; Year B, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, August 7-13 | ; Year B, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, June 5-11 (if aft|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #361||Out of the Depths I Cry to You||Out of the depths I cry to you||AUS TIEFER NOT||Gracia Grindal, 1943-; Martin Luther, 1483-1546||18.104.22.168.8.8.7.||Psalm 130||1996||Assurance in Doubt | ; Forgiveness in Confession | ; God the Nurturer | ; Judgment | ; Laments | ; Lent | Suffering; Promise and Hope ||
|The United Methodist Hymnal #515||Out of the Depths I Cry to You||Out of the depths I cry to you||AUS TIEFER NOT||Gracia Grindal; Martin Luther||87.87.887||Psalm 120:1-2; Psalm 130||1989||Canticles, Metrical Paraphrase of | ; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace | Strength in Triublation; Aldersgate | ; Funerals and Memorial Services | ; Grace | ; Grief | ; Hope | ; Penitence | ; Redemption | ; Trust ||