Psalm 130


Prayer is never more real

and acceptable than when it

rises out of distress & sorrow

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.

Lord, I cry out to you
because I’m suffering so deeply.
Lord, listen to me.
Pay attention to my cry for your mercy.

Lord, suppose you kept a close watch on sins.
Lord, who then wouldn’t be found guilty?
But you forgive.
So we can serve you with respect.

With all my heart I wait for the Lord to help me.
I put my hope in his word.
I wait for the Lord to help me.
I want his help more than night watchmen want the morning to come.
I’ll say it again.
I want his help more than night watchmen want the morning to come.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
because the Lord’s love never fails.
He sets his people completely free.
He himself will set Israel
free from all their sins.

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Goriola O. Sonola
Goriola O. Sonola
4 months ago

It is a great joy to me that we have now embellish psalms within our worship. When I wrote an article in our bulletin 3/4 years ago about psalms being the gateway to prayers. This particular psalm is among the psalms that I sated that one must not leave home daily without them. The rest are Psalms 121,23, and 20. You have very well exemplified the whole aspects of this psalm. Psalm 130 is not listed among the psalms of assent but I am very sure that Pilgrims to Jerusalem used this psalm. This is definitely one of the 73 psalms that are the songs of David and we could see the reason. King David was a warrior in his lifetime and always fighting wars and always praying to God to rescue him. When you read Psalms 57 and 61 respectively that was him again this time in his encounter with King Saul. The other main thing that he brought out in Psalm 130 v2 is if God keeps records of sin no one will be able to stand before God but with God there is forgiveness and that is the prime reason we fear God. He was a living example of various aspects of sins but at the end of the day God always come to his rescue. This psalm to me could be among the last of the psalms attributed to him because as we know, he wanted to build the temple but God did say to him that his hands are full of blood and God did not want that that honour and glory went to Solomon. You will noticed that at the last verse he actually called upon the nation of Israel to put their hope in the Lord as the chosen and that he will redeem them from their sins. Again David was aware of God’s distress with the children of Israel in the wilderness for 40 years though that generation never entered his rest (the promised land) except 3 but ultimately they are always being forgiven and then God still fight their wars for them and they always appeared victorious. That is the corner stone of this particular psalm. Well done again in your articulation of the psalm and very invigorating to our body and soul. God Bless you. Amen