Out Of The Deep I Cry To Thee

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1 Out of the deep I cry to Thee;
O Lord God, hear my crying;
Incline Thy gracious ear to me,
With prayer to Thee applying.
For if Thou fix Thy searching eye
On sin and all iniquity,
Who, Lord, can stand before Thee?

2 But love and grace with Thee prevail,
O God! our sins forgiving!
The holiest deeds can naught prevail
Of all before Thee living.
Before Thee none can boast him clear;
Therefore must each Thy judgment fear,
And live on Thy compassion.

3 For this my hope in God shall rest,
Naught building on my merit:
My heart confides, of Him possessed:
His goodness stays my spirit.
His precious blood assureth me
My solace, my sure rock is He;
Hereon my soul abideth.

4 And though I wait the livelong night,
And till the morn returneth,
My heart undoubting trusts His might,
Nor in impatience mourneth.
Born of His Spirit Israel
In the right way thus fareth well,
And on his God reposeth.

5 What though our sins are manifold,
Supreme His mercy reigneth;
No limit can His hand withhold,
Where evil most obtaineth.
He the good Shepherd is alone,
Who Israel will redeem and own,
Forgiving all transgression.

Translator: Arthur T. Russell

Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >

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 >

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First Line: Out of the deep I cry to Thee, O Lord God, hear my crying
Title: Out Of The Deep I Cry To Thee
German Title: Aus tiefer Noth schrei ich zu dir
Author: Martin Luther (1523)
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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