From the Depths We Cry to Thee

Representative Text

1 From the depths we cry to thee,
God of sov'reign majesty!
Hear our prayers and hymns of praise;
Bless our Lent of forty days.

2 Gracious God, our hearts renew;
Strengthen us thy will to do.
Wash us, make us pure within;
Cleanse us from the stain of sin.

3 Lord, accept our Lenten fast
And forgive our sinful past,
That we may partake with thee
in the Easter mystery.

Source: Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #386

Author (vs. 2): Owen Alstott

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Author (vs. 1, 3): Alan Gordon McDougall

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Text Information

First Line: From the depths we cry to thee, God of sovereign majesty!
Title: From the Depths We Cry to Thee
Author (vs. 2): Owen Alstott
Author (vs. 1, 3): Alan Gordon McDougall (alt.)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Copyright: Vs. 2 © 1977, OCP

Tune

HEINLEIN

AUS DER TIEFE (also called HEINLEIN) was published in the Nürnbergisches Gesang-Buch (1676-77) as a setting for Christoph Schwamlein's text based on Psalm 130 "Aus der Tiefe rufe ich" ("Out of the Depths I Cry"). In that songbook the tune was attributed to "M. H.," initials that are generally acce…

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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #129

Text

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #386

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #357

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