Scripture Verse

Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord.@Psalm 130:1

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912); Scot­tish Psal­ter, 1650.

Music: Song 67 (Gib­bons) Or­lan­do Gib­bons, 1623. Ar­ranged by Hen­ry T. Smart (1813–1879) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Orlando Gibbons
(1583–1625)

Lord, from the depths to Thee I cried:
My voice, Lord, do Thou hear;
Unto my supplication’s voice
Give an attentive ear.

Lord, who shall stand, if Thou, O Lord,
Shouldst mark iniquity?
But yet with Thee forgiveness is,
That feared Thou mayest be.

I wait for God, my soul doth wait;
My hope is in His Word.
More than they that for morning watch,
My soul waits for the Lord.

I say, more than they that do watch
The morning light to see.
Let Israel hope in the Lord,
For with Him mercies be.

Redemption also plenteous
Is ever found with Him;
And from all his iniquities
He Israel shall redeem.