by Debbonnaire Kovacs

by Debbonnaire Kovacs
submitted April 3, 2014

Psalm 130
A Song of Ascents.
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
If You, Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait,
And in His word do I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than the watchmen for the morning;
Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.
When I first moved to Berea, as I’ve said before, I was in rough shape emotionally. We had experienced nine major life crises in fourteen months. When I joined the choir at a large church here, one of the songs we sang during Lent, either the first or second year I lived here, was composed on this psalm. It was so incredibly beautiful and so moving to me that I have tried hard to find a YouTube link to let you listen to it.
I was unable to find the choral version (though I found several other songs written from this psalm), but I did find something similar to the particular composition that we sang, done beautifully by a cello and organ. Here is the link. While you listen, think of the ways you have or are calling to God “out of the depths,” and take the promises of this psalm to your heart.