A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. From the depths of despair, O LORD, I call for your help.
Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer.
LORD, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive?
But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you.
I am counting on the LORD; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.
I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.
O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is unfailing love and an overflowing supply of salvation.
He himself will free Israel from every kind of sin.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)