Hope in the Lord’s Forgiving Love.
A Song of [a]Ascents.
130 Out of the [b]depths [of distress] I have cried to You, O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
If You, Lord, should keep an account of our sins and treat us accordingly,
O Lord, who could stand [before you in judgment and claim innocence]?(A)
But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared and worshiped [with submissive wonder].(B)
I wait [patiently] for the Lord, my soul [expectantly] waits,
And in His word do I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than the watchmen for the morning;
More than the watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his sins.
- Psalm 130:1 See Psalm 120 title note.
- Psalm 130:1 The Psalmist probably used “depths” figuratively, but the ancient rabbis understood this as an admonition to pray from a low place (in elevation) as a matter of humility.