A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.
1 Lord, I cry out to you because I’m suffering so deeply. 2 Lord, listen to me. Pay attention to my cry for your mercy.
3 Lord, suppose you kept a close watch on sins. Lord, who then wouldn’t be found guilty? 4 But you forgive. So we can serve you with respect.
5 With all my heart I wait for the Lord to help me. I put my hope in his word. 6 I wait for the Lord to help me. I want his help more than night watchmen want the morning to come. I’ll say it again. I want his help more than night watchmen want the morning to come. 7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord, because the Lord’s love never fails. He sets his people completely free. 8 He himself will set Israel free from all their sins.