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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday's Hymn: From Out of the Depths I Cry, O Lord

From out the depths I cry, O Lord, to thee;
Lord, hear my call.
I love thee, Lord, for thou dost heed my plea,
Forgiving all.
If thou dost mark our sins, who then shall stand?
But grace and mercy dwell at thy right hand.

I wait for God, the Lord, and on his Word
My hope relies;
My soul still waits and looks unto the Lord
Till light arise.
I look for him to drive away my night,
Yea, more than watchmen look for morning light.

Hope in the Lord, ye waiting saints, and he
Will well provide;
For mercy and redemption full and free
With him abide.
From sin and evil, mighty though they seem,
His arm almighty will his saints redeem.

From Psalm 130
The Psalter, 1912

Tune: Sandon
Charles H. Purday, 1799-1885


Willow said...

You always seem to come up with a hymn that is unfamiliar to me.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Did you like this one today? We've never sung it before, have we?

Dorothy said...

No, we haven't sung it before, Kim. I really do like the words but I thought it was hard to sing. Probably not for some people but it was for me.

ellen b. said...

Love these words! Have a wonderful week Dorothy!