Out of the depths I cry to you

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1.
Out of the depths I cry to you; 
O Lord, now hear me calling. 
Incline your ear to my distress 
in spite of my rebelling. 
Do not regard my sinful deeds. 
Send me the grace my spirit needs; 
without it I am nothing. 

2.
All things you send are full of grace. 
You crown our lives with favor.
All our good works are done in vain 
without our Lord and Savior. 
We praise the God who gives us faith 
and saves us from the grip of death; 
our lives are in God's keeping. 

3.
It is in God that we shall hope, 
and not in our own merit. 
We rest our fears in God's good Word 
and trust the Holy Spirit, 
whose promise keeps us strong and sure. 
We trust the holy signature 
of hope beyond all measure.

4.
My soul is waiting for the Lord 
as one who longs for morning. 
No watcher waits with greater hope 
than I for Christ's returning. 
I hope as Israel in the Lord, 
who sends redemption through the Word. 
Praise God for endless mercy.

#133 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  based on Psalm 130, Martin Luther, 1523-24, Etlich Christlich Lieder, 1524;
                   tr. Gracia Grindal, Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978; alt.
                           Translation 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship
   Tune:  Geystliche Gesangk Buchleyn, 1524; harmonized by The Hymnal Project
                           Harmonization 1990 The Hymnal Project

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