Psalm 130 - "From the Depths" by Brian Hoch


Scripture Readings

    “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress,
        and he answered me;
    out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
        and you heard my voice.
    [3] For you cast me into the deep,
        into the heart of the seas,
        and the flood surrounded me;
    all your waves and your billows
        passed over me.
    [4] Then I said, ‘I am driven away
        from your sight;
    yet I shall again look
        upon your holy temple.’
    [5] The waters closed in over me to take my life;
        the deep surrounded me;
    weeds were wrapped about my head
    [6]     at the roots of the mountains.
    I went down to the land
        whose bars closed upon me forever;
    yet you brought up my life from the pit,
        O LORD my God.
    [7] When my life was fainting away,
        I remembered the LORD,
    and my prayer came to you,
        into your holy temple.
    [8] Those who pay regard to vain idols
        forsake their hope of steadfast love.
    [9] But I with the voice of thanksgiving
        will sacrifice to you;
    what I have vowed I will pay.
        Salvation belongs to the LORD!”

(Jonah 2:2-9 ESV)

A Song of Ascents.

    [1] Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
    [2]     O Lord, hear my voice!
    Let your ears be attentive
        to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
    [3] If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
        O Lord, who could stand?
    [4] But with you there is forgiveness,
        that you may be feared.
    [5] I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
        and in his word I hope;
    [6] my soul waits for the Lord
        more than watchmen for the morning,
        more than watchmen for the morning.
    [7] O Israel, hope in the LORD!
        For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
        and with him is plentiful redemption.
    [8] And he will redeem Israel
        from all his iniquities.

(Psalm 130 ESV)