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Out of the depths I cry to thee, O Lord, my sins bewailing

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1Out of the depths I cry to thee,
O Lord, my sins bewailing!
Bow down thy gracious ear to me,
Make thou my prayer availing.
Mark not my misdeeds in thy book,
But on my sins in mercy loo,
Or who can stand before thee?

2 With thee there is forgiveness, Lord,
And love and grace abounding;
The noblest thought and deed and word
Were else but empty sounding.
All guilty in thy sight appear;
All to thy presence come in fear,
And find thy lovingkindness.

3 Like those who watch upon the wall
To welcome in the morning,
My soul doth wait thy quiet call,
Her self with hope adorning.
So may all Israel look for thee,
And in thy day find mercy free,
And plenteous redemption.


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #372

Translator: Edward T. Horn

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Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out of the depths I cry to thee, O Lord, my sins bewailing
Translator: Edward T. Horn
Author: Martin Luther
Language: English
Publication Date: 1958
Copyright: Public Domain



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