“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.
 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.
 Then I said, ‘I am driven away
from your sight;
yet I shall again look
upon your holy temple.’
 The waters closed in over me to take my life;
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
 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.
 When my life was fainting away,
I remembered the LORD,
and my prayer came to you,
into your holy temple.
 Those who pay regard to vain idols
forsake their hope of steadfast love.
 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.
 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
 O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
 If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
 But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
 my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
 O Israel, hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
 And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.
(Psalm 130 ESV)