A song of ascents.
1From the deep water I cry out to you, O Lord.
2O Lord, listen to me!
Pay attention to my plea for mercy!
3If you, O Lord, were to keep track of sins,
O Lord, who could stand before you?
4But you are willing to forgive,
so that you might be honored.
5I rely on the Lord,
I rely on him with my whole being;
I wait for his assuring word.
6I yearn for the Lord,
more than watchmen do for the morning,
yes, more than watchmen do for the morning.
7O Israel, hope in the Lord,
for the Lord exhibits loyal love,
and is more than willing to deliver.
8He will deliver Israel
from all the consequences of their sins.