1000 Songs/Out of the deeps of long distress

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From The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. A CM setting of Psalm 130 Isaac Watts (1719)

1.Out of the deeps of long distress,

The borders of despair,

I sent my cries to seek thy grace,

My groans to move thine ear.

2. Great God, should thy severer eye,

And thine impartial hand,

Mark and revenge iniquity,

No mortal flesh could stand.

3. But there are pardons with my God

For crimes of high degree;

Thy Son has bought them with his bleed,

To draw us near to thee.

4. I wait for thy salvation, Lord,

With strong desires I wait;

My soul, invited by thy word,

Stands watching at thy gate.

5. Just as the guards that keep the night

Long for the morning skies,

Watch the first beams of breaking light,

And meet them with their eyes;

6. So waits my soul to see thy grace,

And, more intent than they,

Meets the first openings of thy face,

And finds a brighter day.

7. Then in the Lord let Isr'el trust,

Let Isr'el seek his face;

The Lord is good as well as just,

And plenteous is his grace.

8. There's full redemption at his throne

For sinners long enslav'd;

The great Redeemer is his Son,

And Isr'el shall be sav'd.

A LM setting of Psalm 130 Isaac Watts (1719)

1. From deep distress and troubled thoughts

To thee, my God, I rais'd my cries;

If thou severely mark our faults,

No flesh can stand before thine eyes.

2. But thou hast built thy throne of grace

Free to dispense thy pardons there,

That sinners may approach thy face,

And hope and love, as well as fear.

3. As the benighted pilgrims wait,

And long, and wish for breaking day,

So waits my soul before thy gate;

When will my God his face display?

4. My trust is fix'd upon thy word,

nor shall I trust thy word in vain;

Let mourning souls address the Lord,

And find relief from all their pain.

5. Great is his love, and large his grace,

Through the redemption of his Son;

He turns our feet from sinful ways,

And pardons what our hands have done.