Sunday, April 28, 2013

His Grace Much More Aboundeth


"The 130th Psalm is a psalm that comes from the genuine Davidic devotion and understanding. It confesses that before God no one is righteous, nor may one become righteous by his own work and righteousness, but only through grace and forgiveness of sins, which God has promised."

"Waiting on the LORD and His Word, the psalmist has the hope that God’s judgment does not bring. In the midst of God’s chiseling away at our old sinful nature, which is a lifelong process because of life in a sinful world, the psalmist has the assurance of forgiveness and hope as he places his full trust and confidence in the LORD. He confidently says, “There is forgiveness with You.” With the LORD there is mercy and abundant redemption.




The voice of lamentation;
Lord, turn a gracious ear to me
And hear my supplication;
If Thou iniquities dost mark,
Our secret sins and misdeeds dark,

O who shall stand before Thee?
(Who shall stand before Thee?)
O who shall stand before Thee?
(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
(Live alone by mercy)
And live alone by mercy
(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
(Wait for it with patience)
I wait for it with patience
(Wait for it with patience)

What though I wait the live-long night,
And ’til 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 ’til God appeareth
(Wait ’til God appeareth)
And wait ’til God appeareth
(Wait ’til God appeareth)

Though great our sins and sore our woes
His grace much more aboundeth;
His helping love no limit knows,
Our upmost need it soundeth.
Our Shepherd good and true is He,
Who will at last His Israel free

From all their sin and sorrow
(All their sin and sorrow)
From all their sin and sorrow
(All their sin and sorrow)

(Psalm 130) From Depths of Woe - Indelible Grace
Words:Martin Luther
Music: Christopher Miner







2 comments:

  1. How can I get in touch with you? I have a question about one of the photos you used on your blog.

    Janelle
    janelle@janellemowery.com

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    1. Hi Janelle,

      Thanks for stopping by. You can email me lori@crpc.org

      Blessings,
      Lori

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