A Song of Ascents.A
1 Out of the depthsB I cryC to you, O Lord.D
2 Lord,E hearF my voice!G
Let your earsH beI attentiveJ
to the voice of my supplications!K
3 If you, O Lord,L should markM iniquities,N
Lord,O who could stand?P
4 But there is forgivenessQ with you,
so that you may be revered.R
5 I wait forS the Lord,T my soulU waits,
and in his wordV I hope;W
6 my soul waits for the LordX
more than those who watchY for the morning,Z
more than those who watch for the morning.
7 O Israel,AA hope in the Lord!BB
For with the LordCC there is steadfast love,DD
and with him is greatEE power to redeem.FF
8 It is he who will redeemGG Israel
from all its iniquities.
Image credit: “An Apostle with Folded Hands” by Anthony van Dyck, between 1618 and 1620.