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Psalm 130 (From The Depths of Woe)

Words: Martin Luther
Music: Christopher Miner

Verse 1
From the depths of woe I raise to Thee
The voice of lamentation;
Lord, turn a gracious ear to me
And hear my supplication;
If Thou iniquities dost mark,
Our secret sins and misdeeds dark,

Chorus
(Men:) O who shall stand before Thee?
     (Women:) Who shall stand before Thee?
(Men:) O who shall stand before Thee?
    (Women:) Who shall stand before Thee?

Verse 2
To wash away the crimson stain,
Grace, grace alone availeth;
Our works, alas! Are all in vain;
In much the best life faileth;
No man can glory in Thy sight,
All must alike confess Thy might,

Chorus
(Men:) And live alone by mercy
    (women:) Live alone by mercy
(Men:) And live alone by mercy
    (Women:) Live alone by mercy

Verse 3
Therefore my trust is in the Lord,
And not in mine own merit;
On Him my soul shall rest, His word
Upholds my fainting spirit;
His promised mercy is my fort,
My comfort and my sweet support;

Chorus
(Men:) I wait for it with patience
    (Women:) Wait for it with patience
(Men:) I wait for it with patience
    (Women:) Wait for it with patience

Verse 4
What though I wait the live-long night,
Until the dawn appeareth,
My heart still trusteth in His might;
It doubteth not nor feareth;
Do thus, O ye of Israel’s seed,
Ye of the Spirit born indeed;

Chorus
(Men:) And wait ’til God appeareth
    (Women:) Wait ’til God appeareth
(Men:) And wait ’til God appeareth
    (Women) Wait ’til God appeareth

Verse 5
Though great our sins and sore our woes
His grace much more aboundeth;
His helping love no limit knows,
Our upmost need it soundeth.
Our Shepherd good and true is He,
Who will at last His children free

Chorus
(Men:) From all their sin and sorrow
    (Women:) All their sin and sorrow
(Men:) From all their sin and sorrow
    (Women:) All their sin and sorrow