on Psalm 130
[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series]
When desperate, to Jesus call,
for nothing else can help at all:
don’t want to quit, give up, so cry –
‘I need Your help if I’m to try
to persevere. I see no way
to overcome – and need to pray.
‘I don’t deserve good to receive;
mercy I ask – I know I grieve
You every day, and You alone
may pardon give, for sin atone.
We know one day You will come back,
all will be good, we’ll nothing lack.
‘I wait that dawn, and know Your love
will never fail, and leads above.
Your word gives hope, and there I place
my trust, and wait all promised grace.
My sins You have all wiped away,
my tears You will wipe clear one day.’
Tune: 88 88 88
‘Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD; …Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness …I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope …’ Psalm 130:1-5