1 Out of the depths I cry to you on high;
Lord, hear my call.
Bend down your ear and listen to my sigh,
If you should mark our sins, who then could stand?
But grace and mercy dwell at your right hand.
2 I wait for God, I trust his holy word;
he hears my sighs.
My soul still waits and looks unto the Lord;
my prayers arise.
I look for him to drive away my night–
yes, more than those who watch for morning light.
3 Hope in the Lord: unfailing is his love;
in him confide.
Mercy and full redemption from above
he does provide.
From sin and evil, mighty though they seem,
his arm almighty will his saints redeem.
Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #655
|First Line:||Out of the depths I cry to you on high|
|Title:||Out of the Depths I Cry|
|Source:||Psalter, 1912, alt.|
st.1 = Ps. 130:1-4
st.2 = Ps. 130:5-6
Psalm 130, from which this hymn derives, is one of the traditional penitential psalms. The versification (altered) is from the 1912 Psalter. See PHH 130 for further commentary on Psalm 130.
Advent; Lent; service of confession and forgiveness; other occasions of penitence. See also PHH 130.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook