A song of ascents.
1 From the deep water I cry out to you, O Lord.
2 O Lord, listen to me!
Pay attention to my plea for mercy!
3 If you, O Lord, were to keep track of sins,
O Lord, who could stand before you?
4 But you are willing to forgive,
so that you might be honored.
5 I rely on the Lord,
I rely on him with my whole being;
I wait for his assuring word.
6 I yearn for the Lord,
more than watchmen do for the morning,
yes, more than watchmen do for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the Lord,
for the Lord exhibits loyal love,
and is more than willing to deliver.
8 He will deliver Israel
from all the consequences of their sins.