Out of the Depths
A song of the stairway
1Lord, I cry out to you out of the depths of my despair!
2Hear my voice, O God!
Answer this prayer and hear my plea for mercy.
3Lord, if you measured us and marked us with our sins,
who would ever have their prayers answered?
4But your forgiving love is what makes you so wonderful.
No wonder you are loved and worshiped!
5This is why I wait upon you, expecting your breakthrough,
for your word brings me hope.
6I long for you more than any watchman
would long for the morning light.
I will watch and wait for you, O God,
throughout the night.
7O Israel, keep hoping, keep trusting,
and keep waiting on the Lord,
for he is tenderhearted, kind, and forgiving.
He has a thousand ways to set you free!
8He himself will redeem you;
he will ransom you from the cruel slavery of your sins!