LORD, My Heart Is Humbled Now

LORD, my heart is humbled now

Versifier: Calvin Seerveld (1982)
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Versifier: Calvin Seerveld

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First Line: LORD, my heart is humbled now
Title: LORD, My Heart Is Humbled Now
Versifier: Calvin Seerveld (1982)
Language: English
Copyright: © Calvin Seerveld


A profession of childlike trust in the LORD.

Scripture References:
st. 1 = vv. 1-2a
st. 2 = vv. 2b-3

Psalm 131 is one of the fifteen "Songs of Ascents" (120-134) sung by the Israelites as they went up to worship at the temple in Jerusalem. The placement of this profession of childlike trust in God immediately after Psalm 130 seems deliberate. Here faith renounces all claims to heroic self-reliance: the psalmist rests in the LORD (st. 1) like a babe in its mother's arms and exhorts all God's people to do the same (st. 2). Calvin Seerveld (PHH 22) versified this psalm in 1982 for the Psalter Hymnal.

Liturgical Use:
Confessions of humble trust in the Lord (130 and 131 can frame a service of confession); many other occasions in Christian worship.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



AUS DER TIEFE (also called HEINLEIN) was published in the Nürnbergisches Gesang-Buch (1676-77) as a setting for Christoph Schwamlein's text based on Psalm 130 "Aus der Tiefe rufe ich" ("Out of the Depths I Cry"). In that songbook the tune was attributed to "M. H.," initials that are generally acce…

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