130 The people of God from their bottomless miseries do cry unto God, and are heard. 3 They confess their sins, and flee unto God’s mercies.

A song of degrees.

Out of the [a]deep places have I called unto thee, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears attend to the voice of my prayers.

If thou, O Lord, straightly markest iniquities, O Lord, [b]who shall stand?

But mercy is with thee, that thou [c]mayest be feared.

I have waited on the Lord: my soul hath waited, and I have trusted in his word.

My soul waiteth on the Lord more than the morning watch watcheth for the morning.

Let Israel wait on the Lord: for with the Lord is [d]mercy, and with him is great redemption.

And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 130:1 Being in great distress and sorrow.
  2. Psalm 130:3 He declareth that we cannot be just before God but by forgiveness of sins.
  3. Psalm 130:4 Because of nature thou art merciful: therefore the faithful reverence thee.
  4. Psalm 130:7 He showeth to whom the mercy of God doth appertain: to Israel, that is, to the Church and not to the reprobate.

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