1 [A Song of Degrees.] Out of the depths I have cried to you, O LORD.
2 Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3 If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with you so that you may be feared.
5 I wait for the LORD. My soul waits, and I hope in his word.
6 My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, even more than those who watch for the morning.
7 Let Israel hope in the LORD, for with the LORD there is mercy and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.