1 Out of the depths I cry to you;
O Lord God, hear me calling.
Incline your ear to my distress
in spite of my rebelling.
Do not regard my sinful deeds.
Send me the grace my spirit needs;
without it I am nothing.
2 All things you send are full of grace;
you crown our lives with favor.
All our good works are done in vain
without our Lord and Savior.
We praise you for the gift of faith;
you save us from the grip of death;
our lives are in your keeping.
3 In you alone, O God, we hope,
and not in our own merit.
We rest our fears in your good word;
uphold our fainting spirit.
Your promised mercy is my fort,
my comfort, and my strong support;
I wait for it with patience.
4 My soul is waiting for you, Lord,
as one who longs for morning;
no watcher waits with greater hope
than I for your returning.
I hope as Israel in the Lord,
who sends redemption through the Word.
Praise God for grace and mercy!
|First Line:||Out of the depths I cry to you|
|Title:||Out of the Depths (Psalm 130)|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1524)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 130; Psalm 40:1-4; Psalm 40:11-12; Psalm 71:2; Psalm 120:1; Habakkuk 2:3-4; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9|
|Topic:||Compassion; Confession; Christ's Return11 more...|
|Name:||AUS TIEFER NOT|
|Composer:||Martin Luther (1524)|
|Harmonizer:||Johann Sebastian Bach (1740)|
|Key:||e minor or modal|
In many times and places, human despair has been described as an experience like being in a deep pit or drowning under much water. That is where this paraphrase of Psalm 130 begins. This setting is especially evocative when sung with the original German text.