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O Lord, Hear Thou My Calling   1 comment

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Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnary (1935), Norwegian Lutheran Church of America/The Evangelical Lutheran Church

Original Text (1557) by Clement Marot (1497-1544)

English Translation (1907) by Carl Doving (1867-1937)


1.  O Lord, hear Thou my calling,

Out of the deep I cry;

O make my prayer prevailing;

With aid to me draw nigh:

O mark my lamentation,

My restless sighing hear,

And to my supplication

Incline Thy gracious ear.

2.  If Thou shouldst mark abuses

And strict account demand,

O Lord, with what excuses

Could we before Thee stand?

But if with true contrition

Our sins we mourn and blame,

Thou savest from perdition

That we may fear Thy name.

3.  In God my hope abideth,

My trust is in the Lord,

My soul in Him confideth

And builds upon His word:

My soul for Him is yearning,

More longing for His grace

Than daylight’s sweet returning

The watchman longs to trace.

4.  Be God thy strong foundation,

Thou chosen Israel;

Thy God with whom salvation

And mercy ever dwell;

His river ever streameth,

With pardon full and free,

He Israel redeemeth

From all iniquity.

Psalm 130 (TANAKH: The Holy Scriptures)   Leave a comment

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1 A song of ascents

Out of the depths I call You, O LORD.

2 O Lord, listen to my cry;

let Your ears be attentive

to my plea for mercy.

3 If you keep account of sins, O LORD,

Lord, who will survive?

4 Yours is the power to forgive

so that You may be held in awe.

5 I look to the LORD;

I look to Him;

I await His word.

6 I am more eager for the Lord

than watchmen in the morning,

watchmen in the morning.

7 O Israel, wait for the LORD;

for with the LORD is steadfast love

and great power to redeem.

8 It is He who will redeem Israel from all their iniquities.