Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hymn Of the Week

I love this hymn and wanted to post it on Monday and especially for Reformation Day. But, being the new blogger that I am, I was trying to be sure that I was respecting copyrights. This was on a site full of public domain hymns, so here it (finally) is:

From Depths Of Woe
Martin Luther

From depths of woe I raise to Thee
The voice of lamentation;
Lord, turn a gracious ear to me
And hear my supplication;
If Thou iniquities dost mark,
Our secret sings and misdeeds dark,
O who shall stand before Thee?

To wash away the crimson stain,
Grace, grace alone availeth;
Our works, alas! are all in vain;
In much the best life faileth:
No man can glory in Thy sight,
All must alike confess Thy might,
And live alone by mercy.

Therefore my trust is in the Lord,
And not in mine own merit;
On Him my soul shall rest, His Word
Upholds my fainting spirit:
His promised mercy is my fort,
My comfort, and my sweet support;
I wait for it with patience.

What though I wait the livelong night,
And till the dawn appeareth,
My heart still trusteth in His might;
It doubteth not nor feareth:
Do thus, O ye of Israel's seed,
Ye of the Spirit born indeed;
And wait till God appeareth.

1 comment:

Rachel Lynn said...

I want to find this hymn and see if its music is as beautiful as the lyrics are.