1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice; ♦︎
let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.
2 If you, Lord, were to mark what is done amiss, ♦︎
O Lord, who could stand?
3 But there is forgiveness with you, ♦︎
so that you shall be feared.
4 I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; ♦︎
in his word is my hope.
5 My soul waits for the Lord,
more than the night watch for the morning, ♦︎
more than the night watch for the morning.
6 O Israel, wait for the Lord, ♦︎
for with the Lord there is mercy;
7 With him is plenteous redemption ♦︎
and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.
1 O Lord, my heart is not proud; ♦︎
my eyes are not raised in haughty looks.
2 I do not occupy myself with great matters, ♦︎
with things that are too high for me.
3 But I have quieted and stilled my soul,
like a weaned child on its mothers breast; ♦︎
so my soul is quieted within me.
4 O Israel, trust in the Lord, ♦︎
from this time forth for evermore.
1 By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, ♦︎
when we remembered Zion.
2 As for our lyres, we hung them up ♦︎
on the willows that grow in that land.
3 For there our captors asked for a song,
our tormentors called for mirth: ♦︎
Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4 How shall we sing the Lords song ♦︎
in a strange land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, ♦︎
let my right hand forget its skill.
6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you, ♦︎
if I set not Jerusalem above my highest joy.
7 Remember, O Lord, against the people of Edom
the day of Jerusalem, ♦︎
how they said, Down with it, down with it,
even to the ground.
8 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, ♦︎
happy the one who repays you
for all you have done to us;
9 Who takes your little ones, ♦︎
and dashes them against the rock.