Psalm 130: 1-8 (NIV)
A song of ascents.
Verses 1-2 are the cry of those who need forgiveness:
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
Verse 3 – Deals with the consequences of our sin:
3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
Verse 4 – Is the Lord’s compassion towards us:
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
Verses 5-6: Is the confidence we need:
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Verses 7-8 -Is the cleaning the Lord will bring:
7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.