From deep places of alienation I invoke you, Yahweh; (1)
O Lord, listen to my voice.
Let your ears pay attention to my supplicating voice. (2)
If you, Yahweh, would stand guard over iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand. (3)
But you are the source of forgiveness
with the result that you are revered. (4)
I wait for Yahweh;
my innermost being waits;
and in his promise I hope. (5)
My innermost being waits for the Lord,
more than sentinels for the dawn,
more than sentinels for the dawn. (6)
Let Israel hope in Yahweh;
for Yahweh is the source of benevolent, loyal, and loving affection;
with Yahweh is ultimate deliverance (7).
Yahweh will deliver Israel from all its iniquities. (8)
© 2011 Ralph W. Klein
Feel free to use the translation of this Psalm in Christian worship.