Out of the Deep I Call

Out of the deep I call To Thee, O Lord, to Thee

Author: H. W. Baker (1868)
Tune: SOUTHWELL (Daman)
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1 Out of the deep I call
To Thee, O Lord, to Thee.
Before Thy throne of grace I fall;
Be merciful to me.

2 Out of the deep I cry,
The woeful deep of sin,
Of evil done in days gone by,
Of evil now within;

3 Out of the deep of fear
And dread of coming shame;
All night till morning watch is near
I plead the precious name.

4 Lord, there is mercy now,
As ever was, with Thee.
Before Thy throne of grace I bow;
Be merciful to me.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #453

Author: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

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First Line: Out of the deep I call To Thee, O Lord, to Thee
Title: Out of the Deep I Call
Author: H. W. Baker (1868)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Out of the deep I call. Sir H. W. Baker. [Psalms cxxx.] Contributed to the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, and since included in several hymn-books. It is a beautiful and tender paraphrase of the Psalm.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)




Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, t…

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