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Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord (Grail)

Versifier: Joseph Gelineau
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

With the Lord there is mercy,
and fullness of redemption.

1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,
Lord, hear my voice!
O let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleading. [Response]

2 If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness:
for this we revere you. [Response]

3 My soul is waiting for the Lord.
I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the Lord
more than those who watch for daybreak. [Response]

4 Because with the Lord there is mercy
and fullness of redemption,
Israel iindeed he will redeem
from all its iniquity. [Response]

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #56

Versifier: Joseph Gelineau

Joseph Gelineau (1920-2008) Gelineau's translation and musical settings of the psalms have achieved nearly universal usage in the Christian church of the Western world. These psalms faithfully recapture the Hebrew poetic structure and images. To accommodate this structure his psalm tones were designed to express the asymmetrical three-line/four-line design of the psalm texts. He collaborated with R. Tournay and R. Schwab and reworked the Jerusalem Bible Psalter. Their joint effort produced the Psautier de la Bible de Jerusalem and recording Psaumes, which won the Gran Prix de L' Academie Charles Cros in 1953. The musical settings followed four years later. Shortly after, the Gregorian Institute of America published Twenty-four Psalms… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord (Grail)
Title: Psalm 130
Versifier: Joseph Gelineau
Source: The Grail
Language: English
Refrain First Line: With our God there is mercy
Notes: Responsive refrain to reading or chanting of Psalm 130
Copyright: © 1963, 1993, The Grail, GIA Publications, Inc. agent



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

Catholic Book of Worship III #56


Catholic Book of Worship III #140

Catholic Book of Worship III #374

Page Scan

Gather (3rd ed.) #143

Gather Comprehensive #128a

Gather Comprehensive #128b

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #112

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #40

The Covenant Hymnal #850

Together in Song #81

Worship (3rd ed.) #71c

Worship (3rd ed.) #211


Worship (3rd ed.) #799


Worship (3rd ed.) #893

Worship (4th ed.) #102

Worship (4th ed.) #103a

Worship (4th ed.) #103b

Worship (4th ed.) #103c

Worship (4th ed.) #103d

Worship (4th ed.) #103e

Worship (4th ed.) #168

Worship (4th ed.) #1039

Worship (4th ed.) #1137

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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